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AUTUMN GINZA 2015

A lineup of exciting events—among them the tradition of the Ginchakai open-air tea ceremony and the Diners Club Ginza Restaurant Week for gourmet fans—make the annual Autumn Ginza festival a must-do, especially for families.

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Autumn Ginza Night
Visiting Ginza Haccho Shrines
AUTUMN GINZA
Events
Ginchakai Other Events
Restaurant Week
Autumn Ginza Night
Visiting Ginza Haccho Shrines

Events

Enjoy open-air tea ceremony in Ginza in autumn

Ginchakai Tea Ceremony

The 14th Ginchakai will be held on Ginza-dori street as the venue for open-air tea ceremony under the autumn sky, fragrant with the cool breeze. This is an invaluable opportunity where all five schools of chado and a Sencha-do school that rarely share a venue will come together. Everyone is welcome to join this event that has truly become a Ginza fall tradition.

Maximize your enjoyment of Autumn Ginza 2015!

Other Events

A wide variety of other events will also be held during Autumn Ginza 2015.
Children’s kabuki, gallery exhibitions, Japanese agricultural produce charity distribution, and much more!
Come join the fun.

Blissful gourmet week at famous Ginza restaurants

Dinners Club Ginza Restaurant Week

That restaurant you’ve always wanted to try awaits you with a specialty dining course.
This autumn, bring close friends or family to join in gourmet pleasures.

Good Luck Stamp Rally

Visiting Ginza Haccho Shrines

Go on a pilgrimage to ten of the eleven existing shrines in Ginza that will all be open to the public from Sunday, November 1 to Tuesday, November 3 (Hol.).
A small commemorative gift is available for persons who collect all the ten shrine stamps on their stamp book.
*Stamp books are available at each shrine and at the commemorative gift exchange booth.

AUTUMN GINZA 2015 Event Calendar

Ginchakai

The 14th Ginchakai will be held on Ginza-dori street as the venue for open-air tea ceremony under the autumn sky, fragrant with the cool breeze. This is an invaluable opportunity where all five schools of chado and a Sencha-do school that rarely share a venue will come together. Everyone is welcome to join this event that has truly become a Ginza fall tradition.

Sunday, October 25, 2015; from 1 to 4 p.m.

The schools that will participate in Ginchakai

The foundation for this school was established by Sosa Koshin, the third son of Sotan, grandson of Sen Rikyu. Sosa learned the ways of Rikyu passed down the Senke line from his father, Sotan, and described them in a written record. He did so in an attempt to preserve the gradually receding image of the founder of their school to the greatest extent possible for the Sen family. Sosa then entered the service of the Kishu Tokugawa family as its professional tea master. Shortly after starting, Sotan retired in 1646, transferring the headship to Sosa. In the more than 400 years since, the school of Omotesenke has continued passing on this “heart of tea.” Instead of simply succeeding a fixed model, it is inherited as living culture infused with the new life of the times through which it passes. “Natural like the flow of water” is a distinctive characteristic of the Omotesenke Way of Tea.

When Sotan, grandson of Sen Rikyu, handed over the headship of the Sen family to his third son, Sosa Koshin, he moved to a tea-ceremony house at the back of the premise with his fourth son, Soshitsu Senso. That was the start of Urasenke, and his successors served the Maeda family of the Kaga Province and the Matsudaira family of Matsuyama in Shikoku. Based on the spirit of the Four Principles of Tea (harmony, respect, purity and tranquility) maintained since Sen Rikyu’s time, Urasenke carefully nurtures the relationships between people. For the Kyoto Exposition (1871), Seishu Gengensai, the 11th head of Urasenke created the “ryureishiki” style of tea ceremony that allowed foreigners and others not used to kneeling in the seiza position to sit on chairs accompanied by a special table. He thus strove to popularize and further develop tea ceremony culture in line with the times, while carefully preserving its traditions. The 16th head, Zabosai, is actively spreading the “heart of tea” widely to schools and workplaces and carrying out activities to nurture new tea ceremony students and clearly define tea ceremony culture.

This school was established by Ichio Soshu, the second son of Sotan, Rikyu’s grandson. Soshu temporarily left his father’s home to work as a lacquer-ware artisan, taking on the name Jinuemon Yoshioka. Upon the advice of his brothers, he conceded his work to Nakamura Sotetsu and returned to the Senke family. Soshu served the Takamatsu Matsudaira family and became the tea ceremony instructor of the Takamatsu Domain. Later, the Mushanokoji family worked actively to spread the Way of Tea. For example, Jikisai, the 7th generation head was an adoptive son from a samurai family but, along with Joshinsai, the 7th head of the Omotesenke school, and Itto Soshitsu, the 8th head of the Urasenke school, who were his contemporaries, he developed the Iemoto System whereby he took in many students and created a period known as the resurgence. The school’s traditions have been passed down the line to Futetsusai, the current and 14th head of the school.

Kawakami Fuhaku (1716–1807), founder of Edosenke, was a leading disciple of the 7th generation head of the Omotesenke school. In 1750, at the young age of 32, he was instructed by his teacher Joshinsai to move to Edo to spread the Senke Way of Tea. After moving to Edo and becoming independent, Fuhaku spread the practice of tea ceremony to high-ranking officials of the bakufu, feudal lords, merchants, persons of culture, and even workers in the downtown area. People were moved by his dynamism and freedom, and tea ceremony spread on a nationwide scale. It is now separated into a number of schools, but each school strives to preserve the teachings of the founder. The Edosenke Kibe school was founded by Fuhaku’s leading pupil, Kibe Senzan, and has been supported by many tea ceremony masters over the generations.

Enshu-ryu Chado is a samurai style of tea ceremony that was founded by Kobori Enshu, a feudal lord that was active in the early Edo period. Enshu was the official tea ceremony instructor of the Tokugawa Shogun family. As the “sakuji bugyo” (commissioner of buildings), he left behind a great legacy of buildings and landscape gardens, including the Nagoya castle tower and Sento Imperial Palace. He was also proficient in tanka poetry, traditional incense-smelling ceremony, and construction of ceramic tea bowls, and contributed to the development of tea ceremony culture in Edo as composite art. The essence of Enshu-ryu Chado lies in “Kirei Sabi,” or gracefulness and simplicity, in which a quality of dignity was added to the spirit of wabi, the beauty to be found in spareness and simplicity, and sabi, the quality of subdued refinement, to create objective aesthetics with sophistication. Some 430 years later, the Enshu Chado school is now led by Kobori Sojitsu, the 13th grand master, who works widely throughout Japan and the rest of the world with the motto, “Enrich your mind with tea ceremony.

Sencha was brought over from China in the Edo period. In the 18th century, Baisao, an Obaku Zen Buddhist priest said to be the founder of Sencha-do, opened teahouses around Kyoto and preached about the ideal way of life and other teachings through tea. A unique Japanese version of Sencha-do was later established by writers and artists. Sencha-do does not have strict rules. The host and guest share time together over tea, enjoying first-brewed tea. The Wakei Chado Club carries out activities as an NPO aimed at pursuing the joy of tea and spreading the excellence of tea culture that is a pride of Japan, exceeding boundaries of type of tea (sencha or matcha) and school of tea ceremony.

The style of tea ceremony varies by location. Check the station number for each tea ceremony school and the map.*Station numbers noted above are for sunny weather venues.

How to enjoy tea ceremony

Matcha

1. Take the paper holding the sweet into your hand, then cut the sweet into bit-sized pieces and eat it.
2. When passed the tea, take the bowl firmly with both hands.
3. The tea bowl will be presented with the front facing you. Rotate the bowl to turn the front away from you before drinking.

In Chado, great value is placed on humility, and the tea bowl is rotated to face the front away so that the design on the bowl is not dirtied. The method of rotating and number of rotations varies with the school.

Sencha

1. Place the saucer holding the teacup in your left palm, then pick up the teacup with your right hand and take a sip.
2. Enjoy the aroma and sweetness of the tea. When you have finished, set the cup and saucer aside and eat the sweet.
3. When the second cup has been poured, taste the difference from the first-brewed tea.
4. When you have finished, place the teacup on the saucer and put it back on the serving tray.

Same day event hosted by Itoen

Enjoy autumn in Japan with delicious tea.

Itoen tea masters with great tea knowledge and experience will give
visitors delicious tea brewed in a teapot.

Location: Next to the Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Bldg.
*Held at the same venue in sunny or rainy weather.
Time: 1 to 3:30 p.m.
How to join: First-come, first-served until supplies run out.

Class on how to make delicious tea

There are different key points for making delicious, fragrant tea for each type of type. This lecture will tell you how to have better tasting green tea that you usually drink without a second thought.

Time:
1st class: 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.
2nd class: 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
3rd class: 2:45 to 3:15 p.m.
How to join:First-come, first-served. About 20 people per class.

Host:
*May be canceled in the event of a storm.

Student Designed Tea Room

Architectural student visions of new tea room spaces

Student tea room designs are collected for the Architectural Institute of Japan’s Architectural Culture Week Student Grand Prix 2015 Ginchakai Tea Rooms and the best submissions are displayed each year at Ginchakai.
The submission awarded the gold prize will be constructed in full scale for the exhibit at Ginza Terrace on the 9th floor of Ginza Mitsukoshi Department Store again this year, and will be used as actual tea rooms. Enjoy a highly original tea room space uniquely created by a student.

Exhibit of this year’s best submission

When:
Thursday, October 22 to Monday, October 26
Venue: Ginza Terrace, Ginza Mitsukoshi 9F
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m (until 6:00 p.m. on the last day)
Sponsor: Architectural Institute of Japan Cosponsor: Ginza Association
Partner: Ginza Mitsukoshi
Supporter: DINAONE
Thursday, Oct 22: Sencha-do (from 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
Friday, Oct 23: Enshu-ryu (from 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct 24: Urasenke (from 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.)
Monday, Oct 26: Omotesenke (from 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
Sunday, Oct 25: Mushanokojisenke

*For the time schedule on Oct. 25 (Sun.), refer to the Ginchakai information on p. 6-7, and p. 8-9.

2014 year winner “Hakko-an

Kosuke Suehiro, Shinichi Kato, Takayuki Fujimoto (Graduate School, the University of Tokyo)

Hiroya Takaiwa (Graduate School, Toyo University)

Tokyo University of the Arts in Ginchakai

Tea room by the Tokyo University of the Arts

The Tokyo University of the Arts is participating in Ginchakai for the first time this year. In the B1F Hall of Ginza Itoya that is the venue location, arts instructors from the Tokyo University of the Arts have created a display of pieces and installations in various genres. The power of art is used to liven the autumn Ginchakai atmosphere.
A special tea room will also be set up at the venue, where students will be giving a tea ceremony demonstration. Enjoy the creative tea ceremony space and implements.

Event Details

Exhibit period:
Saturday, Oct. 24 to Tuesday (holiday), Nov. 3
Venue: Ginza Itoya B1F Inspiration Hall
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (until 7 p.m. on Sundays and holidays)

*until 5 p.m. on Tuesday (holiday), November 3

Tokyo University of the Arts tea ceremony demonstration
Sunday, Oct. 25, Sunday, Nov. 1, and Tuesday (holiday), Nov. 3
Hours: Scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*For details, see the notice at the venue on the day of the event.

Tokyo University of the Arts in Ginchakai participants (tentative)

President: Ryohei Miyata
Metal chasing: Ichiro Iino, Hirotomi Maeda
Hammering: Yukio Shinohara, Tomomi Maruyama, Hirozumi Iwasaki, Mito Miyazaki, Soshi Takizawa, Shinichiro Mikami
Casting: Sakiko Sugimura, Mariko Saji
Lacquer: Arisumi Mitamura, Norihiko Ogura, Kodo Aoki, Miyuki Imai, Keitaro Matsui
Ceramics: Fumio Shimada, Makoto Toyofuku, Takashi Tanaka, Risa Oogi, Naoki Yamamoto, Taku Higuchi, Taro Takaoka
Textile: Toshimaru Uehara, Mami Idei, Hiroko Kuboki
Woodworking: Hidenori Sonobe, Taku Irisawa, Hitomi Usui
Glass art: Nobuyuki Fujiwara, Hiroshi Kaitou, Yohei Chimura
Tokyo University of the Arts Chado Club

Tea room of plant-dyed materials using the tie-dying method

(Echigo-Tsumari Art Festival submission, Tokyo University of the Arts Textile Research Department)
*Photo is only illustrative.

Art piece “Iroe Koro” Artist: Makoto Toyofuku

Sweets used in Ginchakai. A collection of gems from leading shops in Ginza.

Famous shops that represent Ginza have prepared original sweets for Ginchakai.
This year’s theme is Yu, meaning “playful.” The sweets are infused with the sentiment of “trying new things with a playful heart.”
Enjoy them together with tea.

①Urasenke Hands-on Corner

[HIGASHIYA]

Ginnan-mochi

Homemade smooth sweet bean paste enclosed in a baked wrap kneaded with ample chopped gingko nuts.

Pola Ginza Bldg. 2F, 1-7-7 Ginza
03-3538-3230

②Enshu-ryu Usucha-seki

[Ginza Kikunoya]

Yugure

The pastel hues of nerikiri cake express the start of the glamorous Ginza night.
Contains subtly aromatic coffee bean jam.

Ginza Core Bldg. B1F, 5-8-8 Ginza
03-3571-4095

Student Designed Tea Room (Oct. 24)

[Ginza Kikunoya]

Fukiyose

Arrangement of miniature version of local sweets. Leading well-known sweet that has enjoyed popularity for more than 70 years.

Ginza Core Bldg. B1F, 5-8-8 Ginza
03-3538-3230

③Urasenke Ryurei-seki

[Fugetsudo Ginza]

Tsukiyo ni Asobu

Symbolizes the animals playing in the moonlight. Gyuhi cake with a tinge of soy flavor is sprinkled with fragrant walnuts to create a playful gem.

6-6-1 Ginza
03-3572-1777

④Omotesenke Ryurei-seki

[Cafe Comme Ça Ginza]

Ka no Asobi

Crisply refreshing and sweet pear-flavored jellied yokan dessert with a mellow aroma. This gem lets you enjoy seasonal fruit with a mix of Western and Japanese elements.

Comme Ça Stage Ginza B1F, Namiki Bldg., 4-3-1 Ginza
03-3535-1090

⑤Urasenke Usucha-seki

[Seigetsudo Honten]

Aki no Neiro

The musical performance of the insects heard on long autumn nights. This fun atmosphere is expressed with a dried persimmon-flavored jellied yokan dessert in a floating island design, marked with a playful musical note

7-16-15 Ginza
03-3541-5588

⑥Urasenke Usucha-seki

[Soke Minamoto Kitchoan]

Asobi

Grill marks are created on a white seppei dough to represent dried leaves. The dough was then kneaded and wrapped around rick persimmon sweet bean paste. This gem shows a glimpse of the playful mind of the craftsperson amidst a reliable crafting method.

7-8-9 Ginza
03-3569-2360

⑦Mushanokojisenke Usucha-seki

[Fugetsudo Tokyo]

Cacao & Marron Terrine

Cacao, adzuki beans, and other ingredients are mixed together to create a smooth and rich flavor. This sweet is also stylish, with colorful cacao fruit printed onto the surface.

2-6-8 Ginza
03-3567-3611

⑧Mushanokojisenke Usucha-seki

[Mannendou Honten]

Yamazato no Minori

Depicts exciting chestnut gathering in autumn. Sweet highlighted with a vibrant yellow of a chestnut in a burr created with mashed sweet potato and chestnut.

Ginza Core Bldg. 1F, 5-8-20 Ginza
03-3571-3777

⑨Omotesenke Ryurei-seki

[Ginza Akebono]

Akane Koromo

Mountain reaching its fruitful peak. The colorful fallen leaves and chestnuts appear to be enjoying a game of hide and seek in autumn.

5-7-19 Ginza
03-3571-3640

⑪Omotesenke Usucha-seki

[Toraya]

Momiji-yaki

Vivid colors of autumn are depicted on this steamed grated yam bun with a scarlet aroma (airbrush design) and momiji-shaped hot iron stamps.

7-8-6 Ginza
03-3571-3679

⑫Omotesenke Ryurei-seki

[Kuya]

空也

A well-loved classic. The simpleness of only azuki bean and sugar sandwiched in crispy wafers gives this sweet its charm.
*For purchase of Kuya, please make a request to the shop in advance if possible.

6-7-19 Ginza
03-3571-3304

Information about the tea provided in Ginchakai

Matcha

Itoen Hana No En

Hand-picked tea leaves are carefully ground into a weak powdered tea that harmonizes bitterness and sweetness.

Store: Available for purchase at Matsuya Ginza B1F Itoen Tea Garden. 3-6-1 Ginza

Sencha

Itoen Ichibanzumi no Oishi Ocha (First Blush Delicious Tea), Rich Flavored

This first blush green tea lets you enjoy a rich tea flavor. Main mostly with the rare Okumidori tea variety that features a green color and rich flavor.

*The type of sweet provided with tea varies by location. For details, see the station number noted for the sweet and the sunny weather map (p. 6-7). (Please note that the station location will change in the event of rainy weather.)
*You can purchase sweets with a mark at the shop.
*With some exceptions, quantity and availability period are limited. Contact the stores for details.

Ginchakai supports the recovery of disaster-affected areas from the Great East Japan Earthquake!

Ginchakai collaborates with the “Yappa Ginza da Be” East Japan Reconstruction Support Project to deliver sweets from the Tohoku region.

What is “Yappa Ginza da Be?”
Yappa Ginza da Be was launched to support mutual exchange between manufacturers and stores of areas hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake and brands and well-established stores in Ginza through local specialty goods, craftsmanship, and expertise. This is a project that creates opportunities for developing new products, services and menus through mutual learning.

⑬Omotesenke Hands-on Corner

Student Designed Tea Room (Oct. 23)

[Onkashi Tsukasa Isamiya]

Nadai Oshima Manju

Tea manju made with Oshima brown cane sugar that has been the shop’s flagship product since its founding in 1947.

12-3 Tsuya Tateoka, Motoyoshi-cho, Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture
0226-42-3056

http://www.isamiya.jp/

⑬Omotesenke Hands-on Corner

[Kobai]

Kaki and Hisago Higashi

“Kaki and Hisago” (persimmon and gourd) is a feature of autumn. This dried Wasanbon sugar sweet melts in your mouth.

174-1 Tanaka, Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture
0226-22-0469

①Omotesenke Hands-on Corner

Student Designed Tea Room (Oct. 26)

[Shiromatsu Ga Monaka Honpo]

Kogata Monaka

This small-sized monaka with select ingredients was first created in 1932 in Sendai and has been loved by generations.

2-8-23 Ohmachi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
0120-008-940

http://www.monaka.jp/

⑩Snecha-do Ryurei-seki

Student Designed Tea Room (Oct. 22)

[Kashiwaya]

Kurumi

This sweet is a lucky item as “kurumi,” meaning “walnut,” can also be spelled to mean “to keep beauty forever,” and a similar sounding word, “kurumu,” means “to envelop.”

127-5 Aza Miyata, Kubota, Fukuyama-machi, Koriyama-gun, Fukushima Prefecture
0120-39-0147

http://www.usukawa.com/

⑩Snecha-do Ryurei-seki

[Shoeidoh]

Shio Manju

This specially-crafted shio manju (salt bun) is a bean jam drop filled with chestnut and wrapped in dry starch confection pressed into a pattern. The saltiness and pressing are made to perfection.

103 Maeda, Yamanome, Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture
0120-23-5008

http://www.shoeidoh.co.jp/

⑬Omotesenke Hands-on Corner

[Shikikasho Nagaokaya]

Koishi Manju

This manju has a sweet and salty miso flavor, and is filled with quality white bean paste that has a smooth pleasant texture.

23-2 Sakamizu, Aizubange-machi, Kawanuma-gun, Fukushima Prefecture
0242-93-5585

*For locations providing sweets from the Tohoku region, see the station number noted for the sweet and the sunny weather map (p. 6-7). (Please note that the station location will change in the event of rainy weather.) *See p. 12 for the details of the student designed tea room.

Ginza Mitsukoshi to hold the Rikuzentaka exhibit!

This exhibit will present photographs, information panels, and lectures to describe the reconstruction efforts of Rikuzentaka City in Iwate Prefecture, one of the affected areas of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Local sweets and specialties will be sold as well.

【When: Thursday, October 22 to Monday, October 26
Venue: Terrace Room, Ginza Mitsukoshi 9F
Host: NPO Aid Takata
Partners: Ginza Association, Ginza Mitsukoshi
URL: http://aidtakata.org/

Events held along with Ginchakai

In Ginza, various events with the Japanese culture of “wa” as their theme will be held along with Ginchakai.

Student Tea Room Design & Gallery Collaboration: Gincha-Café

Models of tea rooms submitted for the student tea room design competition (see p. 12) and tea room installations using the overall space will be displayed in a gallery café on Ginza 8-chome. In addition, the cafe will offer student-created Japanese sweets.

Venue: Art For Thought Gallery Café
When: Thursday, October 22 to Friday, October 30
     *Hours on the Ginchakai day (Sunday, October 25): 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Wako Ginza 8-chome Bldg. 1F, 8-10-4 Ginza
Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. TEL: 03-6228-5922
URL: http://artforthought.jp
*See the website for more details.

Connecting the Past and Present: Tea Box Exhibit

Roughly 50 tea boxes selected by prominent figures of various fields will be exhibited inside tea boxes made of precious old materials found during the restoration of Taian, the tearoom known for its design by Sen no Rikyu. A tea box from Ginchakai will also be displayed!
Venue: Global Message, Ginza Mitsukoshi 7F
When: Wednesday, October 14 to Tuesday, October 27
URL: http://www.mitsukoshi.co.jp/ginza

Japan Edition MITATE Style

Produced under the vision of actor Arata Iura, this project proposes the “MITATE style” for enjoying handwork gems of Japanese craftsmanship with the theme of “beauty of use.” Pieces from the “Takuminokoto” craftsmanship project produced by Iura will also be presented for the first time.
Venue: Japan Edition MITATE Style, Ginza Mitsukoshi 7F
When: Wednesday, October 7 to Tuesday, October 27
URL: http://www.mitsukoshi.co.jp/ginza

Matsuya Ginza and Enshu-ryu Chado Special Joint Event

During the Ginza Kimono Market period, Matsuya Ginza and the Enshu-ryu chado school will hold a special event based on the theme of “Seven Days to Try Kirei-sabi” Hospitality.”
Venue: Ginza Kimono Market, Matsuya Ginza 8F Event Square
When: Wednesday, October 21 to Tuesday, October 27
Event hours: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
URL:http://www.matsuya.com/m_ginza/

Matcha and Seasonal Fruit

Enjoy Mix of Western and Japanese Elements at Café Comme Ça Ginza Matcha tea paired with seasonal fruit yokan jelly handmade by a Café Comme Ça patissier is available for a limited time and quantity.
When: Monday, October 19 to Saturday, October 31 (except for October 25 (Sun.))
Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (until 8 p.m. on Sunday)
URL: http://www.cafe-commeca.co.jp/

*The locations of the event venues are marked with a mark on the map.
*Indoor events will be held at the same venues in sunny or rainy weather.

Information of other events held during Autumn Ginza 2015.

Shintomi-za Children’s Kabuki

In the Edo Period, there were a number of small theaters showing plays (kabuki) in and around Ginza, and kabuki was cherished as the culture of ordinary people’s lives. This culture has been inherited by the Kabuki-za Theater, the Shimbashi Enbujo Theater and other theaters where it can be enjoyed by many people. Students of Taimei elementary school will peforme Shintomi-za Kodomo (children’s) Kabuki with the hope that this culture will thrive even more in Ginza and that it can be enjoyed by anyone. The performances will be “Sannin Kichisa Tomoe no Shiranami” (Three Thieves Named Kichisa) and “Shiranami Gonin Otoko” (Five Thieves). Enjoy the charming performance of young actors.

When: Tuesday (holiday), November 3
First performance: Starts at 12:30 p.m. (doors open at 12:00 p.m.)
Second performance: Starts at 2:30 p.m. (doors open at 2:00 p.m.)
Length of each performance: About 50 min.
Venue: Taimei Elementary School (special stage set up at the school yard)
   *Moved to the gymnasium in the event of rain.
    (5-1-13 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo)
Fee: Free
Performers: Shintomi-za Children’s Kabuki
Program: Prologue, Three Thieves Named Kichisa – Okawabata Koshinzuka no ba,
   Shiranami Gonin Otoko – Inasegawa Seizoroi no Ba
Note: Please notify the organizer in advance if you are coming in a wheelchair. Please note that the number of seats will be limited. Only standing room may be available. Your understanding is appreciated.

What is Shintomi-za Children’s Kabuki?

Shintomi-za Children’s Kabuki was founded under cooperation of Chuo City neighborhood associations and elementary schools as a project for giving children an opportunity to experience kabuki. Ginza, that remains home to the Kabuki-za Theater and maintains the colorful remnants of Edo culture, is infused with hopes of deepening interest in the traditional Japanese arts and developing kabuki as a local culture. Shintomi-za Children’s Kabuki pursues activities to invoke excitement in both young and old with the recognition that kabuki is fun, amazing and deeply insightful.

Plot summary

Sannin Kichisa Tomoe no Shiranami (Three Thieves Named Kichisa) – Okawabata Koshinzuka no ba

It was on the eve of the first day of spring. Otose carries the 100 ‘ryo’ left behind by the previous night’s guest, and in search of the man she arrives at Okawabata. However, a girl in a long-sleeved kimono arrives and steals the 100 ‘ryo’ and Otose falls into the river. That girl was actually the thief Ojo Kichisa disguised as a girl. Ojo also robs a sword from the moneylender Taroemon who happened to witness the scene and Ojo enjoys feeling the euphoria of the night’s success. Watching everything from the shadows was the thief Obo Kichisa.
The two thieves fight over the 100 ‘ryo’ and it was the thief Osho Kichisa who intervened to stop their fight. In the end the two thieves are touched by the chivalry of Osho Kichisa and ask to become sworn brothers. Then, Osho responds to their feelings and the three thieves with the same name of Kichisa exchanged cups of sake to enter sworn brotherhood.

Shiranami Gonin Otoko – Inasegawa Seizoroi no Ba

After the theft at the Hamamatsu-ya shop, the band of thieves led by Nippon Daemon comes under investigation of the police. The five thieves flee their pursuers and go to the banks of River Inase that are covered with cherry blossoms with the thought of temporarily escaping to Kamakura. The five dapper men in short-sleeved kimonos carrying coarse oilpaper umbrellas make their final move as they realize they can flee no further, and steel themselves against their fate of falling under the net. As they are surrounded by their pursuers that were lying in ambush, they gracefully hurl defiance with the words “let me be judged” and each reveals their identity before facing their potential captors.

Sponsors: Ginza Machidukuri Council, Ginza Association
Supporters: Shochiku Co., Kabuki Za Co., Kojunsha Club, Kozuki Foundation, The Yomiuri Shimbun Tokyo Main Branch, Ginza Curry/Meiji Co., Ginza post offices (Ginza Nishi P.O., Ginza Miyuki-dori P.O., Kyobashi-dori P.O., Ginza 3-Chome P.O., Ginza-dori P.O., Ginza 4-Chome P.O., Ginza Namiki-dori P.O., Ginza 7-Chome P.O., Yaesu Underground P.O., Ginza 1-Chome P.O.), Ginza Motoji Co., Sagamiya Fine Arts and Antiques, Hakuhinkan Toy Park, Japan Post Bank Kyobashi Branch
Cooperation: Chuo City  Partners: Shintomi-za Children’s Kabuki Group, Chuo City Taimei Elementary School
Work Assistance: Kanai Scene Shop Co., Pacific Art Center Inc.
*No admission fee. No advance registration is required.

Inquiries: Ginza Machidukuri Council
URL: http://www.ginza.jp/ E-mail: nfo@ginza-machidukuri.jp FAX: 03-3563-0236
*Inquiries by phone are not accepted.

Delicious Japanese Agricultural Product Charity Buyers Club

The annual Charity Buyers Club will be held again this year. The plaza in front of Yurakucho Station will be the venue for a vast collection of agricultural products from around Japan. Fresh, newly harvested fruits and vegetables as well as new rice that has been grown in Japan will be available. Yuru-cara mascots will also be present to promote vegetables from their hometown. Don’t miss this special opportunity to get fresh produce.

昨年のチャリティー頒布会

When: Sunday, October 25; from 12:30 p.m.
Plaza in front of Yurakucho Sta.
*Sales will stop once about 2,000 people (tentative) is reached.
The charity proceeds will be donated to the Chuo City Social Welfare Association.
*For the details of the participating organizations and available products, visit the website of Ginza Ryoinkumiai Association

Inquiries: Ginza Ryoinkumiai Association
       03-3541-7856 http://www.ginza-ryouin.jp/

GINZA FASHION WEEK

This is the 9th year of the event aimed at rejuvenating Ginza and the rest of japan with fashion. In addition to participation from Ginza Wako this time, there will also be collaboration events with Autumn Ginza 2015.
*For details about Ginchakai, see p. 6 and for Shintomi-za Children’s Kabuki, see p. 18.

When: Wednesday, October 21 to Tuesday (holiday), November 3
    *Printemps Ginza: from Thursday, Oct. 22 to Tuesday (holiday), Nov. 3
Venue: Ginza Mitsukoshi, Matsuya Ginza, Printemps Ginza, Ginza Wako

Participating stores Theme Special Ginchakai events/services Special Children’s Kabuki events/services
Ginza Mitsukoshi
http://www.mitsukoshi.co.jp/ginza
“Japan Senses”
Digging deep into the Japanese life culture and craftsmanship, world-renowned Japanese value will be imparted in a global perspective through clothing, food, living, play and intellect.
From Thursday, October 22 to Monday, October 26, a soft drink will be offered to guests in kimono who dined at restaurants on 11F and 12F. On Tuesday (holiday), November 3, gelato tickets for Minori Cafe on the 9F Ginza Terrace will be offered to 50 guests who viewed the Shintomi-za Children’s Kabuki on a first-come-first-served basis for each performance.
Matsuya Ginza
http://www.matsuya.com/m_ginza/
“Japan Power”
Exhibiting a wide range of items including fashion, food and living goods that are packed with the techniques and diligence of Japanese brands and designers.
From Wednesday, October 21 to Tuesday, October 27, a gift will be offered to 50 guests in kimono who attended the Ginza Kimono Market on a first-come-first-served basis.
*Doors will open at 12:00 p.m. on the first day and close at 5:30 p.m. on the last day.
On Saturday, October 24, the children performing in Shintomi-za Children’s Kabuki will be invited to Matsuya Ginza. A live interview will be made public at the rooftop internet radio booth.
Printemps Ginza
http://www.printemps-ginza.co.jp/
“Made in Japan”
The “Made in Japan from Printemps Ginza” items produced in collaboration with brands popular to fashionable women will be suggested to guests from both inside and outside Japan.
On Sunday, October 25, guests in kimono visiting the store will be offered special matcha sweets on a first-come-first-served basis.
Where: Printemps main building B2F (Food Floor)
On Tuesday (holiday), November 3, popular sweets will be offered to 30 guests who presented a photo from that day’s Shintomi-za Kodomo Kabuki on a first-come-first-served basis.
Where: Printemps main building B2F (Food Floor)
Ginza Wako
http://www.wako.co.jp/
“Wako Wa no Waza”
With the theme of “Wako Wa no Waza” (Wako’s Techniques of Wa), collaborations with Japanese designers as well as items of excelling Japanese sensitivity and techniques will be made available.
On Sunday, October 25, a professional photographer will take souvenir photographs for 20 couples or parties of people in kimono who visited the store on a first-come-first-served basis.
Where: Front of large window at stair landing of 1F to 2F of the Wako main building
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Tuesday (holiday), November 3, elementary student children who performed in or viewed the Shintomi-za Children’s Kabuki will have a chance to experience a simple assembling of a wristwatch and take it home with them. Where: Wako main building
Time: At 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (100 minutes each)
Capacity: 10 pairs each time on a first-come-first-served basis (20 people parent/child)
*Registration begins from Thursday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m. on the website.

Participating stores

Ginza Mitsukoshi

http://www.mitsukoshi.co.jp/ginza

Theme
“Japan Senses”
Digging deep into the Japanese life culture and craftsmanship, world-renowned Japanese value will be imparted in a global perspective through clothing, food, living, play and intellect.

Special Ginchakai events/services
From Thursday, October 22 to Monday, October 26, a soft drink will be offered to guests in kimono who dined at restaurants on 11F and 12F.

Special Children’s Kabuki events/services
On Tuesday (holiday), November 3, gelato tickets for Minori Cafe on the 9F Ginza Terrace will be offered to 50 guests who viewed the Shintomi-za Children’s Kabuki on a first-come-first-served basis for each performance.

Matsuya Ginza

http://www.matsuya.com/m_ginza/

Theme
“Japan Power”
Exhibiting a wide range of items including fashion, food and living goods that are packed with the techniques and diligence of Japanese brands and designers.

Special Ginchakai events/services
From Wednesday, October 21 to Tuesday, October 27, a gift will be offered to 50 guests in kimono who attended the Ginza Kimono Market on a first-come-first-served basis.
*Doors will open at 12:00 p.m. on the first day and close at 5:30 p.m. on the last day.

Special Children’s Kabuki events/services
On Saturday, October 24, the children performing in Shintomi-za Children’s Kabuki will be invited to Matsuya Ginza. A live interview will be made public at the rooftop internet radio booth.

Printemps Ginza

http://www.printemps-ginza.co.jp/

Theme
“Made in Japan”
The “Made in Japan from Printemps Ginza” items produced in collaboration with brands popular to fashionable women will be suggested to guests from both inside and outside Japan.

Special Ginchakai events/services
On Sunday, October 25, guests in kimono visiting the store will be offered special matcha sweets on a first-come-first-served basis.
Where: Printemps main building B2F (Food Floor)

Special Children’s Kabuki events/services
On Tuesday (holiday), November 3, popular sweets will be offered to 30 guests who presented a photo from that day’s Shintomi-za Kodomo Kabuki on a first-come-first-served basis.
Where: Printemps main building B2F (Food Floor)

Ginza Wako

http://www.wako.co.jp/

Theme
“Wako Wa no Waza”
With the theme of “Wako Wa no Waza” (Wako’s Techniques of Wa), collaborations with Japanese designers as well as items of excelling Japanese sensitivity and techniques will be made available.

Special Ginchakai events/services
On Sunday, October 25, a professional photographer will take souvenir photographs for 20 couples or parties of people in kimono who visited the store on a first-come-first-served basis.
Where: Front of large window at stair landing of 1F to 2F of the Wako main building
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Special Children’s Kabuki events/services
On Tuesday (holiday), November 3, elementary student children who performed in or viewed the Shintomi-za Children’s Kabuki will have a chance to experience a simple assembling of a wristwatch and take it home with them.
Where: Wako main building
Time: At 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (100 minutes each)
Capacity: 10 pairs each time on a first-come-first-served basis (20 people parent/child)
*Registration begins from Thursday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m. on the website.

Inquiries:
For details about these events, please check the official websites of the participating stores.
*Please note that special services are limited to one time per guest and that the number of items is limited.

Restaurant Week

Period:
Saturday, October 24 to Tuesday, November 3 (Hol.), 2015
Details for special offer:
During Diners Club Ginza Restaurant Week, participating restaurants will offer the following:
•Lunch course: 3,000 yen (includes service charges, but excludes tax)
•Dinner course: 10,000 yen (includes service charges, but excludes tax)
*Each course order includes a complementary pre-meal aperitif.
Steps:
1: Select from among the participating restaurants.
2: Phone the restaurant to make a reservation.
Make sure to inform the staff that you are making a reservation for the Diners Club Ginza Restaurant Week Special Course.
*There is a set date for the start of reservations.
*Note that Special Courses will only be served with prior notice when the reservation is made.
*For restaurants marked with “Online reservations accepted,” reservations can be made online at the Ikyu.com online reservation website (http://restaurant.ikyu.com/).
*Please avoid cancelling reservations after they have been made.

Start of Reservations:
Diners Club members: Advance reservations can be made from Wednesday, September 30, 2015
All others: Reservations can be made from Saturday, October 3, 2015
*Diners Club members should pay with their Diners Club card.

[Important] Please read before use.
*A restaurant may be unable to accept a reservation due to a limit on the number of available Special Lunch or Dinner Courses that can be served. A restaurant may also be unable to accept a reservation for the requested day. *Restaurants not open for lunch will not offer the Special Lunch Course. *The selected restaurant cannot provide the Special Lunch or Dinner Course unless requested at the time of reservation. *Please note that each restaurant is open on different days during the even period. Check what days they are open when making your reservation. *Other discounts, benefits, services or campaigns cannot be used concurrently. *The complementary pre-meal aperitif varies from restaurant to restaurant. Please confirm at the time of reservation or at the restaurant. *Please note that the restaurants will charge a fee for reservation changes/cancellations. Fees vary by restaurant. *Contact the restaurant directly for menu details and reservation information. *Please note that information on participating restaurants is based on data submitted in July 2015. Some changes may be made following the submission. Your understanding is appreciated. *All photos of dishes are illustrative purposes only.

Participating Restaurants

1

Ginza Rin

(Sushi)

Address 1-6-6 Ginza
TEL 03-3538-7775
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (L.O. 1:45 p.m.)
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 10:00 p.m.)
Closed Sundays (open when Monday is a national holiday)

2

Ginza Ishizuka

(Japanese)

Online reservations accepted

Address Habiul Ginza 5F, 1-13-8 Ginza
TEL 03-6228-6908
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (L.O. 1:30 p.m.)
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (L.O. 8:30 p.m.)
Closed Sundays, national holidays

Online reservations accepted

3

Iconic

(French)

Online reservations accepted

Address Ginza Velvia 9F, 2-4-6 Ginza
TEL 03-3562-7500
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (L.O. 2:00 p.m.)
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 8:30 p.m.)
Closed Mondays (the following day if it is a national holiday)

Online reservations accepted

4

Sala Amabile

(Italian)

Address Ginza Trecious 12F, 2-6-5 Ginza
TEL 03-3535-6669
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (L.O. 1:30 p.m.)
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (L.O. 11:00 p.m.)
Closed First Monday of each month

5

Ristorante Hiro Ginza

(Italian)

Address Ginza Glasse 7F, 3-2-15 Ginza
TEL 03-3535-2750
Hours Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (L.O. 2:00 p.m.)
Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:00 p.m.)
Closed Year-end and New Year holidays

6

Shanghai Shonangoku Ginza

(Shanghai cuisine)

Online reservations accepted

Address Zoe Ginza 7F, 3-3-1 Ginza
TEL 03-3562-1990
Hours Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (L.O.3:00 p.m.)
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (L.O.10:00 p.m.)
Closed Year-end and New Year holidays

Online reservations accepted

8

Ristorante Kurodino

(Italian)

Address Ginza Optica 6F, 3-4-17 Ginza
TEL 03-5579-9815
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (L.O. 2:00 p.m.)
Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (L.O. 9:30 p.m.)
Closed Sundays, first and third Mondays

9

Kyoto Tsuruya Kayou

(Japanese, Kyoto-style cuisine)

Address Matsuya Ginza 8F (Restaurant Floor), 3-6-1 Ginza
TEL 03-3538-7002
Hours Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (L.O.)
Dinner 4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (L.O. 8:30 p.m.)
Closed Open every day (except for New Year’s Day)

10

Ristorante & Bar Buono Buono

(Italian)

Online reservations accepted

Address Nishiginza 2F, 4-1-2 Ginza
TEL 03-3566-4031
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (L.O.) on Sundays and national holidays
Dinner 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
*4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (L.O.) on Sundays and national holidays
Closed Open every day (except for New Year’s Day)

Online reservations accepted

11

Aya

Ginza Ito Bldg. 1F, 4-3-12 Ginza

Address Ginza Ito Bldg. 1F, 4-3-12 Ginza
TEL 03-5159-4510
Hours Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (L.O. 2:30 p.m.)
Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:30 p.m.)
Closed Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays

12

Le Coffret

(French)

Address 4-4-1 Ginza
TEL 03-3564-7220
Hours 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. (L.O. 12:00 a.m.)
Closed Sundays, national holidays
*Open evenings only, so no lunches served.

13

Les Rosiers Eguzkilore

(French)

Online reservations accepted

Address Ginza Mitsukoshi 12F, 4-6-16 Ginza
TEL 03-3561-7020
Hours Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (L.O. 2:30 p.m.)
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:00 p.m.)
Closed When Ginza Mitsukoshi is closed.

Online reservations accepted

14

Restaurant Masa Ueki

(French)

Online reservations accepted

Address Ginza 4-Chome Tower 5F, 4-9-13 Ginza
TEL 03-6264-1741
Hours 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:00 p.m.)
Closed Mondays (the following day if it is a national holiday)
*Open evenings only, so no lunches served.

Online reservations accepted

15

La Table Privèe Ishida

(French)

Address Holon-Ginza 4F, 4-10-1 Ginza
TEL 03-6264-3441
Hours Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (L.O. 2:00 p.m.)
Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (L.O. 9:30 p.m.)
Closed Sundays

16

Sabatini di Firenze Tokyo

(Italian)

Address Sony Bldg. 7F, 5-3-1 Ginza
TEL 03-3573-0013
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (L.O. 2:30 p.m.)
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (L.O. 9:30 p.m.)
Closed When the Sony Bldg. is closed.

17

Sushi and Japanese sake Hakobune

(Sushi)

Online reservations accepted

Address Kunimatsu Bldg. B1F, 5-4-14 Ginza
TEL 03-6274-6597
Hours Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (L.O. 1:30 p.m.)
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:00 p.m.)
Closed Sundays, national holidays

Online reservations accepted

18

Restaurant Escoffier

(French)

Address 5-4-15 Ginza
TEL 03-3571-1882
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (L.O. 2:30 p.m.)
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (L.O. 8:50 p.m.)
Closed Open every day (except for year-end and New Year holidays)

19

Armani Ristorante

(Italian)

Online reservations accepted

Address Armani / Ginza Tower 10F, 5-5-4 Ginza
TEL 03-6274-7005
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (L.O. 2:00 p.m.)
Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:30 p.m.)
*L.O. 9:00 p.m. on Sundays and national holidays
Closed Year-end and New Year holidays

Online reservations accepted

20

Mikasa Kaikan Haruna

(French)

Online reservations accepted

Address Mikasa Kaikan Honten 2F, 5-5-17 Ginza
TEL 03-3289-5669
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (L.O.)
*11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (L.O.) on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (L.O.)
*4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (L.O.) on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays
Closed New Year’s Day

Online reservations accepted

21

Mikasa Kaikan Yoshino

(Kaiseki, shabu-shabu)

Online reservations accepted

Address Mikasa Kaikan Honten 3F, 5-5-17 Ginza
TEL 03-3289-5667
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (L.O.)
*11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (L.O.) on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (L.O.)
*4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (L.O.) on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays
Closed New Year’s Day

Online reservations accepted

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Mikasa Kaikan Shinwaishun

(Yangzhou cuisine)

Online reservations accepted

Address Mikasa Kaikan Honten 4F, 5-5-17 Ginza
TEL 03-3289-5665
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (L.O.)
Dinner 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 10:00 p.m.)
*11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. (L.O. 9:30 p.m.) on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays
Closed New Year’s Day

Online reservations accepted

23

Fukuyuan

(Japanese, kaiseki)

Address Ginza Miyako Bldg. 5F, 5-6-10 Ginza
TEL 03-6274-6241
Hours Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (L.O. 2:30 p.m.)
Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:30 p.m.)
Closed Open every day (except for year-end and New Year holidays)

24

Ginza Kansei

(French)

Address Nishi Goban Gai Bldg. 3F, 5-6-13 Ginza
TEL 03-3573-5721
Hours Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (L.O.)
Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (L.O.)
Closed  

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Sushi Karaku

(Sushi)

Address Nishi Goban Gai Bldg. B1F, 5-6-16 Ginza
TEL 03-3571-2250
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (L.O. 1:30 p.m.)
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:00 p.m.)
Closed National holidays

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Zenshutoku Ginza

(Chinese)

Address Hulic Ginza World Town Bldg. 6F, 5-8-17 Ginza
TEL 03-5568-8668
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (L.O. 2:30 p.m.)
*11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (L.O.) on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O.10:00 p.m.)
*4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:00 p.m.) on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays
Closed New Year’s Day and first Mondays in February and August

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Ginza Oshima

(Japanese, Kaga-style cuisine)

Online reservations accepted

Address Ginza Core 9F, 5-8-20 Ginza
TEL 03-3574-8080
Hours Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (L.O. 2:30 p.m.)
Dinner 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. (L.O. 8:30 p.m.)
Closed When the Ginza Core Bldg. is closed.

Online reservations accepted

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Ginza Rolan

(Chinese)

Online reservations accepted

Address Ginza Core 10F, 5-8-20 Ginza
TEL 03-3575-0787
Hours Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:00 p.m.)
Closed When the Ginza Core Bldg. is closed.

Online reservations accepted

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Nihon Ryori Muto

(Japanese)

Online reservations accepted

Address 6-4-16 Ginza
TEL 03-3571-0723
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (L.O. 1:30 p.m.)
Dinner 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:30 p.m.)
Closed Sundays, national holidays

Online reservations accepted

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Tempura Ginza Tentoshi

(Tempura)

Address Nogakudo Bldg. 2F, 6-5-15 Ginza
TEL 03-3574-7771
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (L.O. 1:30 p.m.)
Dinner 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. (L.O. 8:00 p.m.)
*Dinners on Saturdays: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (L.O. 7:00 p.m.)
Closed Sundays, national holidays

31

Wasyoku Cho-ya

(Japanese)

Online reservations accepted

Address Sowaredo Ginza 3F, 6-6-9 Ginza
TEL 03-6280-6784
Hours 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (L.O. 10:30 p.m.)
Closed Sundays, national holidays
*Open evenings only, so no lunches served.

Online reservations accepted

32

Awabi no Genta

(Awabi (abalone) cuisine)

Address Deimu Ginza B1F, 6-7-18 Ginza
TEL 03-3569-2277
Hours 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 10:30 p.m.)
Closed Sundays
*Open evenings only, so the special Restaurant Week course is only available for dinner.

33

Ginza Kamiya

(Japanese)

Address Kojun Bldg. 5F, 6-8-7 Ginza
TEL 03-5537-7700
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (L.O. 2:00 p.m.)
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (L.O. 9:00 p.m.)
*Dinners on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:00 p.m.)
Closed Open every day (except for year-end and New Year holidays)

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Akasaka Rikyu Ginza

(Cantonese)

Online reservations accepted

Address Kojun Bldg. 5F, 6-8-7 Ginza
TEL 03-3569-2882
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (L.O.)
*11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (L.O.) on Sundays and national holidays
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (L.O.)
*4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (L.O.) on Sundays and national holidays
Closed Open every day (except for the year-end and New Year holidays)

Online reservations accepted

35

Kappou Nakajima

(Japanese)

Address 6-9-13 Ginza
TEL 03-3571-2600
Hours 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (L.O. 8:00 p.m.)
Closed Sundays, national holidays
*Open evenings only, so the special Restaurant Week course is only available for dinner.

36

Le Jardin des Saveurs

(French)

Address Ginza Yamamoto Bldg. 1F, 6-16-11 Ginza
TEL 03-3542-2200
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (L.O. 1:30 p.m.)
Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 8:30 p.m.)
Closed Wednesdays

37

No Bird

(Italian)

Address Bran Espa Ginza B1F, 7-3-7 Ginza
TEL 03-6280-6006
Hours 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (L.O. 11:00 p.m.)
Closed Sundays, national holidays, O-bon festival, year-end and New Year holidays
*Special course (10,000 yen) includes cover charge for music.
*Open evenings only, so the special Restaurant Week course is only available for dinner.

38

Sushidokoro Ishihara

(Sushi)

Address Ishii Kishuya Bldg., 7-6-5 Ginza
TEL 03-3573-4134
Hours Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (L.O. 1:40 p.m.)
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 10:20 p.m.)
Closed Sundays, national holidays, O-bon festival, year-end and New Year holidays

39

Ginza Okahan Honten

(Teppan-yaki)

Online reservations accepted

Address Ginza Kanetanaka Bldg. 8F, 7-6-16 Ginza
TEL 03-3571-1417
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (L.O. 1:30 p.m.)
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:30 p.m.)
Closed Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays

Online reservations accepted

40

Kanetanaka An

(Japanese)

Address Ginza Kanetanaka Bldg. 2F, 7-6-16 Ginza
TEL 03-3289-8822
Hours Lunch 11:50 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (L.O.)
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (L.O.)
*5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (L.O.) on Saturdays
Closed Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays

41

L’Odorante par Minoru Nakijin

(French)

Online reservations accepted

Address New Center Bldg. B1F, 7-7-19 Ginza
TEL 03-5537-7635
Hours Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (L.O. 1:30 p.m.)
Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 8:30 p.m.)
Closed Irregular holidays. Please check ahead of time.

Online reservations accepted

42

Sushiya no Kanpachi Honten

(Sushi)

Address New Center Bldg. 1F, 7-7-19 Ginza
TEL 03-3573-1274
Hours 5:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. (L.O. 1:30 a.m.)
*5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:30 p.m.) on Saturdays
Closed Sundays, national holidays
*Open evenings only, so the special Restaurant Week course is only available for dinner.

43

Gianggiolo Ginza

(Italian)

Address Duplex Ginza Tower 7/10 B1F, 7-10-5 Ginza
TEL 03-5537-2233
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (L.O. 1:30 p.m.)
Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (L.O. 9:00 p.m.)
Closed Sundays

44

Restaurante Spain Club Ginza

(Spanish)

Address Duplex Ginza Tower 7/10 2F, 7-10-5 Ginza
TEL 03-6228-5338
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (L.O. 2:00 p.m.)
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 10:00 p.m.)
*Dinners on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:00 p.m.)
Closed Open every day (except for the year-end and New Year holidays)

45

Yamane

(Japanese, Kaiseki)

Address 7-15-7 Ginza
TEL 03-3541-1383
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (L.O. 1:30 p.m.)
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (L.O. 8:00 p.m.)
Closed Sundays, year-end and New Year holidays *Irregular holidays on Saturdays and national holidays

46

Wasai Kura

(Japanese)

Online reservations accepted

Address Plaza G8 4F, 8-5-1 Ginza
TEL 03-6228-5107
Hours 6:00 p.m. – (L.O. 9:00 p.m.)
Closed Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays
*Open evenings only, so the special Restaurant Week course is only available for dinner.

Online reservations accepted

47

Sushi Kappo Tozaki

(Sushi, Kappo)

Online reservations accepted

Address Sowaredo Ginza Daini Yayoi Bldg. 2F, 8-7-11 Ginza
TEL 03-6228-5396
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (L.O. 2:00 p.m.)
*12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (L.O. 3:00 p.m.) on Saturdays
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 10:00 p.m.)
Closed Sundays, national holidays

Online reservations accepted

48

Shiseido Parlour Ginza Honten (Restaurant)

(Western-style cuisine)

Address Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Bldg. 4/5F, 8-8-3 Ginza
TEL 03-5537-6241
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – (L.O. 4:00 p.m.)
Dinner 4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (L.O. 8:30 pm.)
Closed Mondays (open when Monday is a national holiday), year-end and New Year holidays

49

Midori

(Japanese)

Address Daisan Sowaredo Bldg. 5F, 8-8-7 Ginza
TEL 03-3289-2362
Hours 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:00 p.m.)
Closed Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays
*Open evenings only, so the special Restaurant Week course is only available for dinner.

50

Senkyaku Banrai Ginza Shibahama

(Japanese)

Address Mineta Bldg. B1F, 8-12-5 Ginza
TEL 03-6278-0488
Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m
Closed Sundays, national holidays

51

Ginza Jisaku

(Japanese, kaiseki)

Online reservations accepted

Address Zenkoku Nenryo Kaikan Bldg. B1F, 8-12-15 Ginza
TEL 03-3542-5877
Hours 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (L.O. 10:00 p.m.)
*5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (L.O. 9:30 p.m.) on Saturdays
Closed Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays
*Open evenings only, so the special Restaurant Week course is only available for dinner.

Online reservations accepted

Autumn Ginza Night

Why not visit some bars in the elegant town of Ginza this autumn.
You will be greeted by the first-class bartenders with exceptional cocktails and services.

Period:
Saturday, October 24 to Tuesday, November 3 (Hol.), 2015
Details for special offer:
The following five cocktails will be available at participating cocktail lounges for 1,500 yen (tax not included) during the event period. To take advantage of this service, mention that you read the Autumn Ginza Guidebook.
Gimlet / Nevada / Balalaika / Side Car / Margarita
*Cover charges vary depending on the bar (about 500 – 1,000 yen).

Participating Cocktail Lounges

1

Bar OPA Ginza

Address Ginza Big West Bldg. 5-gokan B1F, 1-4-8 Ginza
TEL 03-3535-0208
Hours 6:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. (until 12:00 a.m. on Saturdays)
Closed Sundays, national holidays
*Cover change: 500 yen

2

Star Bar Ginza

Address Sankosha Bldg. B1F, 1-5-13 Ginza
TEL 03-3535-8005
Hours 6:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Closed Sundays, national holidays
*Cover change: 1,000 yen

3

Bar Four Seasons

Address Ito Bldg. 4F, 4-3-12 Ginza
TEL 03-3563- 0808
Hours 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. (until 12:00 a.m. on Saturdays)
Closed Sundays, national holidays
*Cover change: 1,000 yen

4

Bar Hoshi

Address Aoki Tower 8F, 6-3-7 Ginza
TEL 03-3573-8887
Hours 6:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. (until 1:00 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays)
Closed Open every day
*Cover change: 1,000 yen

5

Bar Aileron

Address Takagiya Bldg. 2F, 8-4-2 Ginza
TEL 03-3571-4031
Hours 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. (until 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays)
Closed Sundays, national holidays
*Cover change: 1,000 yen

6

Bar Evita

Address Fujii Buldg. 9F, 8-4-24 Ginza
TEL 03-3574-5571
Hours 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. (until 12:00 a.m. on Saturdays)
Closed Sundays, national holidays
*Cover change: 1,000 yen

7

Ginza Zenith

Address Sanko Bldg. B1F, 8-5-19 Ginza
TEL 03-3575-0061
Hours 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. (until 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays and national holidays)
Closed Sundays
*Cover change: 1,000 yen

8

Gaslight Ginza

Address Sowaredo Ginza Daini Yayoi Bldg. 6F, 8-7-11 Ginza
TEL 03-3574-7633
Hours 6:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. (until 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays)
Closed Sundays, national holidays
*Cover change: 1,000 yen

Visiting Ginza Haccho Shrines 2015

Go on a pilgrimage to ten of the eleven existing shrines in Ginza that will all be open to the public from Sunday, November 1 to Tuesday, November 3 (Hol.).
A small commemorative gift is available for persons who collect all the ten shrine stamps on their stamp book.
*Stamp books are available at each shrine and at the commemorative gift exchange booth.

Event period: Sun., Nov. 1 to Tue., Nov. 3 (Hol.); Visiting time: Noon to 4 p.m. each day
About commemorative gift exchange:
Commemorative gift exchange booth: Next to the Sony Building Ginza subway station above ground exit B9 (5-3-1 Ginza / along Harumi Dori St., corner of Sony Dori St.)
Exchange time: 1 to 4 p.m. during the event period
There are only 2,000 commemorative gifts and exchange is only available while supplies last. Your understanding is appreciated.
 *One per person (no exchange for more than one stamp sheet)

Saiwai Inari Shrine

1-5 Ginza (Namiki-dori 1-chome)

Ginza Inari Shrine

2-6 Ginza (Ginza Trecious 1F, Ginza Gasto-dori)

Ryukou Fudouson

3-6 Ginza (on the rooftop of Matsuya Ginza)

Asahi Inari Shrine

3-8 Ginza (Daiko Asahi Bldg.)

Hodo Inari Shrine

4-3 Ginza (behind the Namiki Bldg., or enter the alley behind Tenshodo)

Ginza Syusse Jizouson

4-6 Ginza (Ginza Terrace, Ginza Mitsukoshi 9F)

Kabuki Inari Shrine

4-12-15 Ginza (in front of the Kabuki-za Theater to the right)

Azuma Inari Shrine

5-9 Ginza (Azuma-dori, Miharakoji)

Kakugo Inari Shrine

6-10 Ginza

Closed(under construction)

Seiko Inari Shrine

7-5-5 Ginza (Shiseido Ginza Bldg.)

十一

Toyoiwa Inari Shrine

7-8 Ginza (behind the Ginza Green Bldg.; enter the alley from Suzuran-dori)

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