Ginbura Hyakunen

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.14

It’s summer! Beer! The LION!

It’s summer! Beer! The LION! From the Ginza 4-chome intersection, let’s walk up Ginza Dori toward Shimbashi. Arriving in 6-chome, where the Matsuzakaya Department Store used to stand, we find the large GINZA SIX building which was recently completed, absorbing the adjacent building as w...

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.13

The Yoshida Croquette Soba Legend

When I want to have something light to eat, I often stop by Yoshida. It goes without saying that “Yoshida” in Ginza stands for soba (buckwheat noodles), but it has only been around fifteen years since my first time there. It began with a newspaper column featuring “B-grade gourmet food,” lo...

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.12

Sasaki Shoten, retailer of pipes and “Tsuya-fukin”

 When I walk along Ginza Dori towards Kyobashi, I always feel somewhat relieved at the sight of Sasaki Shoten’s projecting signboard depicting a pipe in Ginza 1-chome. A symbolic sign  Right beyond it (on its northern side) sits KIRARITOGINZA, a commercial establishment that ...

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.11

Memories of Gekkoso and Dried Sardines

 Last month, visiting Taimei Elementary School for an interview for this series reminded me of the art supply store “Gekkoso.” When I was in junior high school, our sketchbooks and oil paints all came from Gekkoso. The store currently stands on Hanatsubaki Dori in Ginza 8-chome, but back then, i...

Ginza×Ginbura Hyakunen Vol.10

A visit to Taimei Elementary School, king of elementary schools

On the sixth floor of Tokyu Plaza Ginza, which was recently built in Sukiyabashi, Marufuku Coffee from Hozen-ji Yokocho in Osaka has opened a coffee shop. I have a special liking for coffee shops from the Kansai area, such as Inoda Coffee in the upper floors of Daimaru Department Store in T...