【Tokyo Cafe】 SHIBUYA CHEESE STAND makes fresh, award-winning cheese in Shibuya!
Amongst the hustle and bustle of Shibuya, the one shop that lies at the core grabs all the attention for its fresh cheese that is made daily at the workshop SHIBUYA CHEESE STAND.
The founding of this shop traces back to when owner and cheese-maker Fujikawa went on a trip to the south of Italy. It is here that Fujikawa experienced authentic mozzarella and became closely glued to the daily life of the locals. The style in which cheese was sold in Italy made a strong impression to Fujiwara, who returned to Japan to start up a business in 2012, holding dear the special concept that good food is not sold on a special day, but is made with love every single day.
The interior of the shop is designed with wood grain texture. The warm feeling of wood gives the interior a comforting atmosphere.
The no.1 selling cheeses at the shop are the daily-made fresh mozzarella and ricotta. (￥640 tax included). The ricotta won a double award – the gold award and the award for best quality, and the mozzarella won the bronze award in the Natural Cheese Contest Japan that was held in 2016. Now, you can enjoy both these cheeses on one plate! The recommended way of eating this dish is to first try the cheeses on their own and enjoy their sole flavours. Then, try the mozzarella with olive oil and the ricotta with honey. The taste is so different there is no way you would be able to hide your surprise!
If you’re thirsty, how about trying the “Whey drink”? (￥340 tax included). This drink is made from the whey produced when making the cheese and is a very popular drink! You can also enjoy the taste of chopped seasonal fruits in the fermented milk drink! During the interview, it was stated that the sour kiwi flavour greatly compliments the drink. The nutrients are easy to absorb by your body and the drink is full of water-soluble proteins, which is why this drink is recommended for those who love staying beautiful!
Not just cheese, but pizza and sandwiches and many more items are included on the food menu. For the Caprese, (￥500 tax included), specially ordered rye bread is used for a beautiful, bubbly texture, and the sour flavour of the dish is perfectly balanced with the mozzarella cheese!
The shop receives a huge rush during dinner time, so it is best to book in advance! You can only book in advance for dinner meals only.
You can enjoy the cheese dishes inside the shop and take out! You can also purchase them in gift boxes for the perfect gift. There are also wonderful sides to compliment the cheeses such as olive oil and jam.
You can find out more about the cheeses with “CHEESE media” which is managed by CHEESE STAND. Here, you can find simple cheese recipes and compare cheeses! There are a huge variety of topics here – you wont be able to stop browsing! A new “CHEESE STAND” (1st floor, 1-43-7, Tomigaya, Shibuya, Tokyo), which specialises in takeout cheese dishes, has also opened. If you fancy a bite of cheese, please make your way to Shibuya!
SHIBUYA CHEESE STAND
Address: 1st floor 5-8-1, Kamiyama-machi, Shibuya, Tokyo
Hours：11:30 〜 23:00 (Sundays: 11:00〜20:00）
Holidays：Mondays・ New Year’s holidays (If a national holiday falls on a Monday, the store will also be closed the following day.)
Louis Vuitton Opens Pop-Up Store in Shibuya’s Miyashita Park
Louis Vuitton opened a pop-up shop on the second floor of their Shibuya Men’s Store in Miyashita Park on July 5. The pop-up shop is called ‘Temporary Range’ and is reminiscent of Virgil Abloh’s rainbow-coloured 2019 Spring/Summer collection.
The store is celebrating Abloh’s iconic LV Trainers by showcasing the latest editions of the sneakers as well as selling various designs exclusive to the branch.
Temporary Residency opens as one of the men’s fashion events taking place as part of ‘Louis Vuitton: Walk in the Park’ which has taken place in Pont Neuf in Paris, Soho in New York, and now for the first time in Japan, Shibuya in Tokyo. It opened as a way to delve deeper into the concepts and icons crafted for the Maison by Abloh.
(C)LOUIS VUITTON_TOMOYUKI KUSUNOSE
Location: Louis Vuitton Shibuya Men’s Store (Floor 2F)
Address: MIYASHITA PARK North, 6-20-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Running: July 5, 2021 – August 1, 2021
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00
Louis Vuitton Official Website: www.louisvuitton.com
EVISEN SKATEBOARDS x Tetsuya Nagato Exhibition to Open at Shibuya PARCO
EVISEN SKATEBOARDS and art director Tetsuya Nagato are set to run the “EVIHONDOKO” exhibition at Shibuya PARCO from July 16-26.
EVISEN SKATEBOARDS is one of the most popular skateboarding companies in Japan. It has collaborated with brands such as SEIKO and adidas Skateboarding, released products developed by artists who incorporate elements of Japanese culture and tradition, is associated with big names in the skateboarding world both inside and outside Japan, and more. The company is teaming up with Tetsuya Nagato who has worked in the music, fashion, and art industries since the late 90’s. He has worked as an art director for top artists and fashion brands in Japan.
One of the decks that will be showcased that was designed by Tetsuya Nagato using techniques from Dafen, a village in Shenzhen, China, which is known for oil painting. Visitors will even be able to purchase it. While the pieces are copies rather than originals, they can be produced in large quantities.
A range of apparel and other goods will also be sold at the exhibition, and there’ll even be a skateboarding ramp and DJ event.
Japanese Event Title:「蝦本床 -EVIHONDOKO-」
Running: July 16, 2021 – July 26, 2021
Venue: GALLERY X (Shibuya PARCO Floor B1F)
PARCO Official Website: http://www.parco.co.jp
Matcha Republic Takes Kyoto’s Uji Matcha to Tokyo For the First Time
Uji-based matcha tea shop Matcha Republic is taking their menu to Tokyo for the first time with a pop-up shop inside Shibuya Hikarie which will run from July 15-28.
Matcha Ink Hikarie Exclusive Version Premium Matcha Latte | ¥681 (Tax Included)
Original Clear Shopping Bag
Matcha Republic’s ink bottle matcha lattes are super popular on Japanese social media. For their Tokyo pop-up shop, their premium matcha latte arrives in an exclusive design. The dirnk is made from only the best picked matcha leaves to make a smooth, milky beverage. The bottle is also sold in an original shopping bag.
Matcha Panna Cotta Hikarie Exclusive Version | ¥681 (Tax Included)
The brand’s popular panna cotta set also arrives in a Hikarie exclusive design. The delicious dessert is made with fragrant Uji matcha.
PREMIUM GOLDEN UJI MATCHA CASTELLA | ¥2,381 (Tax Included)
Matcha Republic’s moist matcha castella is sprinkled delicately with gold leaf, creating a luxurious dessert.
Location: Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs B2 Food Stage
Running: July 15, 2021 – July 28, 2021
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00
Official Website: https://www.matcha-republic.com
Sendagaya’s Japanese Tea Cafe Hachiya Reopens After Renovations
07.July.2021 | FOOD
Hachiya, a Japanese tea cafe located in Setagaya, Tokyo, reopened on June 28 after undergoing renovations.
Handmade onigiri rice balls
Seasonal fruit anmitsu with Japanese tea set
Hachiya offers a new way to enjoy Japanese tea, serving it in a range of styles such as carbonated, as a tea latte, in smoothies, and more. It’s located in Setagaya, a stylish and relaxed part of Shibuya that’s surrounded by trees and plants and has become more talked about in recent years. Alongside the cafe’s reopening, it has also introduced new items to the menu such as onigiri and animitsu which can be enjoyed together with a cup of tea.
Matcha with confections
Ice cream available in four flavours: vanilla, nanko-ume, sobacha, and kusa mochi
Other new menu items include a set of matcha and confections as well as four different ice cream flavours, all of which go perfect with Japanese tea.
The cafe has incorporated a new lightning system and has also introduced a special coating that uses photocatalysis which can eliminate up to 99% COVID-19, allowing for guests to enjoy their time there safely.
Reopening: June 28, 2021
Address: 3-2-10 Setagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 8:30-18:30 (Last Orders 18:15)
Closed: Weekends / National Holidays/ New Year
Acccess: 2-minutes on foot from Kita-Sando Station / 8-minutes on foot from Harajuku Station
Hachiya Official Website: http://8ya.jp/
Tokyo Revengers Anime’s Bloody Halloween Arc Ending Theme to be Performed by Nakimushi
An event held on June 19 for the anime adaptation of Ken Wakui’s Tokyo Revengers manga, which was attended by the main voice cast who read lines from the anime, premiered the 3rd key visual and promotional video for the upcoming Bloody Halloween Arc which is set to begin airing this July.
Check out the PV below.
Tokyo Revengers 3rd PV
Nakimushi will perform the ending theme Tokyo Wonder for the new arc which will begin airing from episode 13 on July 3. The song will be released as a digital single the day before on July 2.
In promotion of the new arc, advertisements for the series are set to roll out across Shibuya in Tokyo – the same location where the series is set. Posters for the manga, anime, and live-action film will be plastered up from July 1 to 14. Various shops in Shibuya will also sell exclusive merchandise as part of the promotion. The Shibuya Tourism Association is even getting involved by opening a pop-up shop, handing out street maps of Shibuya with Tokyo Revengers designs on it, and more.
Netflix’s The Naked Director x Shibuya 5G Entertainment Project Launch Collaboration
In promotion of the second season of the Netflix Original series The Naked Director, which launched worldwide on June 24, the Shibuya 5G Entertainment Project is teaming up with the series to hold a stamp rally around the city of Shibuya, combining the real world with the virtual by using AR technology. Viewers of the series need to head to various locations around Shibuya and can scan QR codes which will display various references to The Naked Director along with voiced quotes from the series. Those who visit all the spots and collect all the virtual stamps will also enter for a chance to win some exclusive merchandise.
Shibuya’s giant screens are displaying The Naked Director as part of the promotion, and Takayuki Yamada himself has recorded new lines for it. The AR collaboration isn’t only happening in Shibuya either – the official website is hosting a Japan nationwide AR experience too amongst other things.
The Naked Director x Shibuya 5G Entertainment Project
Official Website: https://shibuya5g.org/article/tnd2/
Experience Products and Services From Japan’s 47 Prefectures in Shibuya
D&DEPARTMENT PROJECT is teaming up with Loftwork to open the 47 RENTAL STORE inside the d47 MUSEUM located on the 8th floor of Shibuya Hikarie in Tokyo. Running from July 1 to September 27, the store will offer ‘rental’ products and services from Japan’s 47 prefectures.
Some of the exhibits include
Sense of Tono・TONO MADE (Iwate Prefecture) / KIYO Dessert Set・ZIKICO (Tokyo) / XYLOPHONE CHAIR・Chiffon Chair・Toymasu / suwa megami・suwa megami (Nagano Prefecture)
What to look out for
Experience things from 47 prefectures and help support their promotion and growth.
This project has been held 27 times in the past at d47 MUSEUM, with various themes centred on Japan’s prefectures such as travel, craftsmanship, lifestyle, fermentation, and more. The theme for its 28th run is the 47 RENTAL STORE which focuses on fostering communication through services. Visitors will be able to buy and experience a range of products and services first-hand and in turn help to provide feedback to exhibitors.
The products or services visitors are interested in at the event can be tested or rented to see if they wish to incorporate them into their own lives. It’s a chance to discover new and wonderful things for adoring lifestyles.
MOLT PROJECT 2021 – 47 RENTAL STORE
Running: July 1, 2021 – September 27, 2021
Opening Hours: 12:00-20:00 (Last Entries 19:30)
Location: d47 MUSEUM
Address: Shibuya Hikarie 8F, 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-8510
Price: Open donations
Event Details: https://www.d-department.com/item/DD_EVENT_27160.html
d47 MUSEUM Official Website: https://www.d47museum.com
*Opening hours subject to change depending on COVID-19 situation
Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis Promotional Posters Take Over Shibuya
26.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME
SEGA has taken over Shibuya with a collection of posters for their online RPG Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis as part of the ‘NO BORDER.’ promotional project.
Outside the ticket gates of floor B2F at Shibuya Station
PSO2 New Genesis Posters around Shibuya
Various posters around Shibuya Center-gai, Inokashira-dori, Rumbling Street, Miyashita Park
“Choose your universe. Create your identity.” That’s what players are asked with when entering the world of New Genesis, and that’s where the concept of the ‘NO BORDERS.’ promotion comes from: creating your own limitless adventure. Japanese rock band Zutomayo are also featured in some of the promotional posters. They even released the new song Aitsura Zenin Dosokai as part of the collaboration. Four other models also modelled for the promotion.
Official Website: https://noborder2021.com
Ado’s ‘Yoru no Pierrot’ Music Video is Illustrated by KEIGO INOUE
23.June.2021 | MUSIC
Following his collaborations with virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI as well as Eve for the Jujutsu Kaisen anime opening Kaikai Kitan, Japanese illustrator KEIGO INOSUKE has now joined hands with Ado to create the music video and CD cover artwork for her new song Yoru no Pierrot (Clown of the Night).
Yoru no Pierrot is written and composed by biz, a Vocaloid producer who previously worked on Ado’s song Freudmeta. On the same day the music video dropped on June 14, advertisements lit up the big screens at Shibuya Scramble Crossing in Tokyo (see below). The video itself depicts a futuristic Scramble Crossing, illustrated by digital artist KEIGO INOSUKE whose name is known both in Japan and overseas.
Dress Like EarthBound’s Ness With New Era’s Hat Collection
New Era has announced its first collaboration with the Mother video game series, also known as EarthBound outside Japan. Two hats, one inspired by Ness’s hat from Mother 2, and a ‘SMAAAASH!!’ version, will be released at the Mother no Hiroba pop-up shop at Shibuya PARCO as well as at participating TOCHIBI stores in Japan on July 1.
NEW ERA® 9FIFTY™ SMAAAASH!!/Ness – ¥7,700 Each (Tax Included)
Both hats feature New Era’s iconic 59FIFTY® model, which was first released in 1954, and feature the 9FIFTY™ snapback adjuster. One is coloured red and blue with a white top, just like Ness, and the other is full black with the word ‘SMAAAASH!!’ on the front.
The Mother no Hiroba pop-up shop will be open at Hobo Nichijo on the 8th floor of Shibuya PARCO in Tokyo from July 1 to 11. EarthBound fans can get their hands on a range of related merchandise.
©SHIGESATO ITOI / Nintendo ©HOBONICHI
MOTHER x New Era Collection
Released Date: July 1, 2021
Product Details: https://www.1101.com/n/s/mother2_newera_pre
MOTHER no Hiroba Pop-Up Shop
Running: July 1, 2021 – July 11, 2021
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00
Location: Hobo Nichijo (Shibuya PARCO Floor 8F)
Address: 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo
Disney’s Pride Collection Arrives in Tokyo For Shibuya Pride Month
SHIBUYA109 Entertainment is set to release The Walt Disney Company’s Pride Collection at SHIBUYA109 and MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 as part of Shibuya Pride Month. The collection will be available from June 18 to July 1.
The Walt Disney Company’s Pride Collection
The Walt Disney Company’s Pride Collection/SHIBUYA109
Free multipurpose case for buyers
SHIBUYA109’s ethos is about making today’s dreamers shine. Their collaboration with Shibuya Pride Month is to spread the positive message of creating a society where people can live however they want to live.
The Walt Disney Company’s Pride Collection is a unisex line-up of original items by five popular brands at SHIBUYA109 and MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 with Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars logos and character designs featuring rainbow colours.
A digital catalogue by creative director Wataru LINDA Igarashi was released showcasing each item in the collection. Special online events by SHIBUYA109 will also take place as part of the Pride celebration. Igarashi also created a collection of bucket hats, hoodies, sweaters, bandanas, stickers, and more as part of The Walt Disney Company’s Pride Collection.
SHIBUYA PRIDE MONTH
Running: June 18, 2021 – July 1, 2021
Locations: Shibuya109 (2-29-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo) / MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 (1-23-10 Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Official Page: https://www.shibuya109.jp/blog/?pi3=257211
The Walt Disney Company’s Pride Collection
Release Date: June 18, 2021 (Available while supplies last)
<Shibuya109> GYDA (Floor 5F) / SPIRALGIRL (Floor 5F) / dazzlin (Floor 6F)
<MAGNET by SHIBUYA109> PONEYCOMB (Floor 2F) / A’GEM/9 (Floor 4F)
SHIBUYA109 Online Store: https://www.shibuya109.jp/onlinestore/
Marc Jacobs The Snapshot Bag Collection Receives Exclusive Colours Release in Tokyo
10.June.2021 | FASHION
Marc Jacobs’ iconic The Snapshot Bag has released in two exclusive colours at Shibuya PARCO in Tokyo as well as their Japanese online store, serving early summertime vibes.
The Snapshot | Shibuya PARCO & Marc Jacobs Japan Online Exclusive
Left Photo: Exclusive Models – Both ¥47,300 | Right Photo: 3D Painted Flowers – ¥71,500, Crystals – ¥62,700 (Tax Included)
Arriving first on the 2016 Spring/Summer runway, the Marc Jacobs Snapshot is a collection of cute and compact bag purses made to wear across the body. Each model is kitted out with audacious colours with oversized double-J hardware. All come with a detachable strap.
The new and exclusive duo of blue coloured bags come with webbed straps showcasing the detail that goes into the brand’s craftsmanship. Both models add a sense of freshness to a look. Additionally, the Marc Jacobs Shibuya PARCO store branch also offering their Customization Capsule collection, allowing customers to freely customise their bags.
Marc Jacob The Snapshot – Shibuya PARCO Exclusives
Available: Marc Jacobs Shibuya PARCO
Address: Shibuya PARCO (Floor 2F), 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo, 〒150-8377, Japan
Product Page: https://www.marcjacobs.jp/products/list.php?category_id=681
Marc Jacobs Japan Official Website: https://www.marcjacobs.jp