GINZA SIX EDITORS
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Unique editors who are familiar with each genre GINZA SIX aimlessly
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A Luxury Space Intriguing to Visit Again and Again A Luxury Space Intriguing to Visit Again and Again
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.60
Town, Ginza that feel tensions somewhere when it comes.
Though we go to Tokyo, and nearly 40 years pass, there is not very often town where mind forms on just to walk road. We may be similar to sense when we walk foreign town a little if we say exaggeratedly. Of course the sense gradually moderates as we repeat age. However, we came to GINZA SIX while having feeling not to yet calm down a little.
In fact, entering inside though go along neighborhood of GINZA SIX by all means 1 times in several months as going dentist is Ginza since opening reception. At first we went to "adidas Originals Shop" of 5F while looking at magnificent colonnade.
I am style in sneakers every day, but use frequency of adidas is above all high basically. The pitch number of times of basic campus and Stan Smith accounts for half or more of month. In addition, according to another person, I must completely seem to be adidas group as I use ultra boost habitually at the time of 2-3 times of running in week (laugh).
At first we check CAMPUS (campus) in this sales floor. We appear in the 70s, and Beith Thibaud is uses habitually in the 80s, and these sneakers which became famous have high popularity even now, and production continues. Constant seller of constant sellers giving off presence in spite of being simple look.
What also got a lot of looks this time new model SOLAR HU NMD (all tax-excluded price less than 28,000 yen) by Farrell Williams. The well-thought finish including signature of Farrell who entered coloring, heel which seem to be outstanding with street is beautiful. It is said that running model of this design is released on the next day that came if we ask the staff of Shops. In any case, one that we obtained early looks good.
Another recommendation Gore-Tex jacket NMD KRK GTX JACKET (45,000 yen) of this pakkaburu specifications. Special dish which cannot overlook magazine "OUTSTANDING M" where we stand in sports and outdoor and put position to chief editor for me who serve.
If it is person knowing high functionality that waterproofness and Gore-Tex including moisture permeability have. This price is not high. It is really easy when we learn storing method. He/she seems to play an active part in rainy many seasons or outdoor festival if we have in bag as it is lightweight.
To "N.HOOLYWOOD" of the successively same floor. It seems to be thing which was located when the Shops staff and customer can communicate central counter in shop casually. One of the brands which silhouette is beautiful as for the wear which Daisuke Obana of designer deals with and loves.
Theme of this season rebuilds work wear. There are many wide things, and ferry width of width of the body and pants of ground object is founded, too. Besides, model who did Lee and collaboration of denim brand is performed lineup of.
Cardigan (14,000 yen) without button which we tried on seems to become basic goods. Convenient item to be able to put on quickly when we go to neighborhood including convenience store and supermarket.
N.HOOLYWOOD which announces item which did mountain hardware and collaboration rate of outdoor brand in here number season. Unhurried silhouette that a feeling of relaxation is strong in these wears. Having been interested in me tote bag (13,000 yen) of the series. As there is pocket putting shoes in the bottom of bag, it may be said that it is vest choice in direction that wants to carry running shoes in trip in a night at time to go to sports gym.
And finally, having visited you "Grill&Pub The NICK STOCK" of 6F. One house which it is shop of casual style to be able to enjoy even if even one is with friend, but is unbearable in which, anyway, beer and meat like.
To beer chosen from all over the world of Chicago aurora beef should be able to be satisfied only with adult cow steak very much carefully. No filtration beer, Shirohonoka (1 pint of 1,200 yen) which yeast that it gave life to what I chose entered. It was fruity taste, but was beer which could enjoy taste.
Meal beef fillet steak (200 g of 3,400 yen) and raw mushrooms and granola salad (880 yen). Steak adds horseradish and is original barbecue sauce or is preference whether it is simple, and you have only with salt. After all we salt if we taste meat original taste.
Salad which we are interested while thinking to be "granola and also ordered from salad" is match to steak outstandingly. Granola with sweetness matched salad dressing and seemed to be able to come across new texture. Learn good flavor; there was.
By the way, because there was plan back and forth and was not able to patrol the shop despite "bura editors" leisurely until on the day we were satisfied, "this thought with burajanaiyona" and revisited GINZA SIX three days later.
Visiting Shops and Ginza TSUTAYA BOOKS which were not able to peep out on coverage day to B2 floor. As received lecture from O Ms. of editor in charge of this "bura editors" plan, of B2 floor is really fun "aimlessly". Including "now and Ginza" "Ginza HEISUIKEN" "kafeekusuperuto" these foods floor with many Tokyo first to go out shop and individual shops, value of seeing are enough.
Finally, meet friend with wine shop Enoteca. Though it was thinking while thoroughly enjoying red wine to be able to drink with one coin, it is the first experience that spends time happily in this way in commercial facilities. Besides, we are alone.
By some thresholds of Ginza might withdraw for me, too. Feeling size that seems to come to often go to GINZA SIX after this.
Text: Dstz Matsuda Photos: Yuichi Sugita Edit: Yuka Okada
When you visit Ginza, you feel a certain tension.
It’s been almost 40 years since I first came to Tokyo. There aren’t too many districts that make you feel tense. I’m exaggerating, but it’s how it feels to walk around a foreign city. This sense, of course, has gradually diminished as I’ve gotten older, but I still felt some of those nerves when I visited GINZA SIX.
Actually, my dentist is in Ginza, so I pass close to GINZA SIX once every few months. I hadn’t gone inside, though, since its opening reception. Gazing at the large atrium, I head first to adidas Originals Shop on the fifth floor.
Sneakers are my typical daily footwear. I wear adidas especially often. My favorite are Campus and Stan Smiths, both adidas standards, for at least half the month. I also run two or three times a week and love wearing UltraBOOST and other adidas running shoes. So people no doubt see me as totally in the adidas camp.
Inside, I check out the Campus first. It debuted in the 1970s and won popularity in the 1980s due to the Beastie Boys. It’s still popular and continues to be made. The look is simple, but the presence is outstanding. It’s a standard among standards.
There’s a new model that catches my eye, the SOLAR HU NMD by Pharrell Williams (28,000 yen; all prices listed before tax). With colors that would stand out on the street and Pharrell’s signature on the heel, the calculated design is beautiful. When I ask the store staff, they tell me a running shoe version of the design is being released the next day. In either case, it’d be best to get a pair soon.
I also recommend the NMD KRK GTX Jacket (45,000 yen), a packable Gore-Tex jacket. I’m the editor-in-chief of OUTSTANDING M, a magazine oriented toward the sports and the outdoors. For me, this is a great, can’t-miss item.
Given that Gore-Tex is a highly functional fabric, breathable and waterproof, the price isn’t that high. I have them show me how it packs away. It really is simple. The jacket is lightweight; you could hide it in your bag for the rainy season or at outdoor festivals.
I next go to N.HOOLYWOOD on the same floor. The counter in the middle of the store is positioned to make it easy for customers to communicate with the shop’s staff. Designed by Daisuke Obana, the clothing has a beautiful silhouette. It’s one of my favorite brands.
The theme for this season is reconstructed workwear. The wares on display include numerous tops with wide widths and pants with large thighs. There’s also a lineup of models designed in collaboration with Lee, the denim brand.
This no-button cardigan (14,000 yen) I’ve tried on is one of the brand’s standards. It’d be convenient to throw on when going somewhere close by, like the grocery store or a convenience store.
For the past several seasons, N.HOOLYWOOD has released products in collaboration with the outdoor brand MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR. These also feature a loose and very relaxed silhouette. I especially like the tote bags (13,000 yen) in this series, which feature a pocket in the bottom for your shoes, making it a great choice when going to the gym or bringing your running shoes on an overnight trip.
Lastly, I go to Grill & Pub The NICK STOCK on the sixth floor, a casual-style restaurant you can enjoy by yourself, or with your friends. If you like beer and meat in particular, it’s irresistible.
The beer is carefully selected from breweries around the world. The dry-aged steak is Chicago Aurora Beef—just those two will leave you sated. For beer, I had Shirohonoka (1,200 yen per pint), an unfiltered beer with live yeast. It has fruity notes and a flavor that’s more than enjoyable.
For food, I have a beef filet steak (200 g, 3,400 yen) and a fresh mushroom and granola salad (880 yen). You can have the steak with horseradish and the restaurant’s original barbecue sauce or simply with salt. To enjoy the pure flavor of the meat itself, you have to go with the salt.
I wondered a bit about granola on a salad, but it proves a perfect match for the steak. The sweet granola goes well with the salad dressing; I felt like I’d encountered a completely novel texture. Delicious.
Incidentally, as a Ginza Six Editor, I was supposed to wander around a bit more, but since I had things scheduled before and after, I wasn’t able to see enough to be satisfied. “I haven’t wandered!” I thought. So, three days later, I’m back at GINZA SIX.
Today, I go to Ginza Tsutaya Books and the other stores I didn’t get a chance to see the day I did my initial research, then head down to the second belowground floor. I’d been lectured by Ms. O, the editor in charge of this Ginza Six Editors series, and wandering the second belowground floor is indeed fun. It’s the food floor and has lots of first-in-Tokyo establishments and other unique and interesting places, such as Imadeya Ginza, Heisuiken, or CAFÉ EXPERTO—definitely worth a look.
Lastly, I meet a friend at Wine Shop Enoteca. As I enjoy a one-coin glass of red wine, it occurred to me that I’d never had so much fun at a commercial complex like this. This was really the first time. Even if it’s just me.
The door to Ginza has swung open a bit wider for me, I think. I can really see myself coming to GINZA SIX quite often in the future.
Text：Dstz Matsuda Photos：Yuichi Sugita Edit：Yuka Okada
Detz MatsudaEditor, writer, and creative director. Born in 1961 in Ise, Mie Prefecture. Started his career in editing in the mid-1980s. Edited and wrote for various magazines centering on Hot Dog Press. Alongside editing work, debuted as a writer for television and FM radio. Wrote and worked as the brain for “BUM TV” on Space Shower TV and “Cult Q” on Fuji Television. Also appeared as a regular on Fuji Television’s “Tahoiya.” Edited the magazine asAyan and worked as creative director for Kodansha’s HUGE in the 1990s and 2000s. Since 2011, has edited and published the fashion magazine OUTSTANDING.