【 CONTENTS 】
- “Toco Toco T.V.,” a French T.V. Program that introduces Japanese culture!
- Mr. Fujii introduced Kagurazaka. “I’ve lived here for 6 years no and this is my favorite neighborhood in Tokyo.”
- At the renovated, Akagi Shrine, where markets are held on weekends
- We head over to Mr. Fujii’s hidden bar, the BABEL BAR in Shinjuku!
“Toco Toco T.V.,” a French T.V. Program that introduces Japanese culture!
Toco Toco T.V. is a French television program where Japanese guests introduce their favorite places in Japan. Tadaima Japan is collaborating with Toco Toco T.V. and will pick up some of their programs from now on. Today, we will introduce Akagi Shrine located in Kagurazaka, Tokyo with the film director Mr.Michihito Fujii! We will also introduce the BABEL BAR in Shinjuku.
Mr. Fujii introduced Kagurazaka. “I’ve lived here for 6 years no and this is my favorite neighborhood in Tokyo.”
Kagurazaka, in Tokyo can be easily accessed from Shinjuku station and Tokyo station. This area is famous for having many traditional Japanese restaurants where many famous politicians and business leaders visit. It’s not only a place where politicians come, but it is also a place where famous artists and writers have lived for a long time. They are inspired by the scenery, which gives a nostalgic taste from the Edo period (1603-1868). It’s as calm as Kyoto, even though its located in Tokyo, and he likes it because he can concentrate on his productions.
At the renovated, Akagi Shrine, where markets are held on weekends
Most of you might image something very holy and solemn when hearing the word “shrine”. However, the Akagi Shrine is, so to say, a “Hip” Shrine. The main shrine is covered in glass and takes in the sunlight very well so that you can see the enshrined God very clearly. Kabuki plays take place on the very sophisticated stage, and markets are opened in the square on weekends. In addition to that, the café beside the Shrine is an Italian café! Since Kagurazaka is full of young and new energy, it’s possible to present newer ideas about the Japanese Shrine.
We head over to Mr. Fujii’s hidden bar, the BABEL BAR in Shinjuku!
The BABEL BAR is just behind Shinjuku-gyoen Park and can be found by walking from Shinjuku station. This bar was started by the BABEL LABEL and ran by Mr.Fujii and his fellow movie colleagues, to communicate and discuss anything about movies. It’s like a salon, so to say. Movie creators come here and talk about movies all night long, so if you are a big fan of Japanese movies and would like to communicate with creators, please visit the BABEL BAR in Shinjuku for a good chat.
1-10 Akagi Motomachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo