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In GINZA SIX, we go on a trip over "flavor"
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.104
Time to be at home gets longer necessarily while going out self-restraint continues, and mind is depressed. Meanwhile, one pleasure that I found was "flavor". Delicious flavor of elegant flavor of perfume, flavor feeling nostalgic for slightly of secondhand book, flavor having a gentle detergent and softening agent, stimulating flavor of spice curry, wine and whiskey. By discovering various flavor every day, found warm pleasure in gloomy self-restraint life even if in home.
And interest in flavor accelerates more and more afterwards. Want to know various flavor, want to buy, want to eat, want to enjoy. That is commercial facility of the highest peak of the town of highest peak if gone out anyway. Therefore we went on a trip over various "flavor" this time in here GINZA SIX.
At first, what went "Jo Malone London" (Jo Malone London) at 2F. It is lifestyle brand from obvious London. Was born in London in 1994 and, including colon, was wrapped to be fragrant through bus & body or home Collection; is simple, and continue suggesting refined rich lifestyle. I like original flavor of "Jo Malone London", and use candle habitually, but this aim is perfume. There will be encounter with what kind of flavor. Chest increases.
The staff illustrated one flavor by "tasting bar" in store carefully each. Of bestseller "English pe, oh, according to the name as for & freesia", is fresh and young pear and flavor of freesia. Besides, is it fragrant one which does not come in "Wood sage & sea salt" and this combination including "poppy & Barrie?" It was surprising continuation called this.
While all this is troubled with wonderful flavor, we purchase colon (all 100 ml of 21,500 yen/50 ml 15,000 yen ※ lower than + tax price) of "dark amber & ginger Lily". In series that received inspire from Japanese traditional incense smelling, it is characterized by relaxed flavor of agila wood. One which also features place where expressions of flavor are different by the top notebook, heart notebook, the last note. We purchased only one of this this time, but item of "Jo Malone London" is called "Saint pairing", and "flavor soaked in stack" OK's. We are going to aim at hand cream hit this time.
Shopper is black ribbon in familiar creamy box. We think that we adopt black ribbon to shopper when we think some other time that we attack and. We have good flavor in one hand, and next leaves for "Ginza TSUTAYA BOOKS" of 6F.
"Ginza TSUTAYA BOOKS" is bookstore which I love. It is one of the reasons that there is many, but favorite point sells collections of art book and photographs of vintage. We are going to look for book concerning flavor today while enjoying that flavor peculiar to Old book here.
At first, to area of vintage book. The most valuable title equals this bookshelf in shop. There was flavor with some breast or stain gently when we opened glass door door. What form a line in "Coyote" of Joseph Beuys "A Los Tros" of Picasso "Shunsuke Matsumoto rough sketch"…Only as for the wonderful book which we want to obtain someday all. We feel happy just to look at the binding and title.
In particular, special equipment version of "man Morocco diary of casbah" that Nobuaki Otake was published from motomeryudo in what we were worried about in 1994 (145,000 yen). Let alone contents, parenthesis was good so that the binding which kept and spurting carefully remained (disappointed with what is not shown concerning right properly). Kyoichi Tsuzuki who editing played an active part in "POPEYE" of the heyday "BRUTUS", and won Ihee Kimura photograph prize in "ROADSIDE JAPAN funny Japanese travelogue" (Tsukama bookshop). I wanted to make such a wonderful book as minor one of editor who treated paper sometime, too.
At corner of fashion magazine, we discover magazine "VOSTOK" which I produce! Very polite caption was belonging to and was impressed after all BACK NUMBER was prepared. It is just thanks for everybody of "Ginza TSUTAYA BOOKS". We realize that paper medium do not be really saved in existence of such bookstores and members of bookstore when we make magazine with self-publishing. "VOSTOK" which we were going to make fashion magazine with originality that there was only to Japanese who was not imitation of overseas fashion magazine and began. As we devote ourselves one after another, after all, each number is overwhelmed with emotion when we see what is completed in this way, and is displayed. By the way, we had Yoshiyuki Okuyama, 髙kyokyoshi, Mayumi Hosokura photograph cover from the left.
There was corner with book concerning flavor in across of fashion magazine area. Book of flavor that is wide from illustrated book of spicy grass and hall spice to catalogue of masterpiece perfume which successive maison announced in a row. It is even lineup. We purchase two books of "illustrated book of herb which perfumer talks" about by commentary of book perfumer 38 of "pocket notebook of perfumer" and southern France gurasu of Shozo Nakamura who was perfumer of SHISEIDO from that this time. Both are long very interestingly; seem to go together.
After having learned flavor in flavor, we eat flavor! It is the same to have come in thing called this last; Indian dishes specialty store "TAMARIND" (tamarind) of 6F. In fact, naan and Indian dishes which are generally known including tandoor are the north India dishes. Well-known store "MANDARA" of the north India dishes in Jimbocho founded in 1986 is the origin, and owner counting nearly 50 times in travel career to India unusually opens this shop as shop which we can thoroughly enjoy all of north India dishes and south India dishes in Tokyo. There is good flavor of spice in entrance early.
There are a lot of Nepalese cooks at Japanese Indian restaurant, but north and south Indian five are stationed here. Seriousness degree of shop can call from it. Point that is nice in being seen by rare kitchen utensil and cooking method in state such as open kitchen directly.
Three articles arrive promptly! It is bread which technique of cook whom we right folded like handkerchief named "rumariroti" meaning handkerchief by Hindi to prawns fritto which worked of spice "prawn amurittosari" (980 yen) (440 yen) can taste and "marabaru-style fish curry" of coast of south India (1,580 yen).
In "prawn amurittosari", taste and flavor of various spice spread through prawns to fill the mouth with taste whenever we eat a mouthful. Fresh coconut works well, and fish curry is exquisite, too. Taste was included than normal naan well, and "rumariroti was the best, too".
Finally crispy Crape that it contained lentil of "revadosa" (1,580 yen) we were late, and to have appeared. It is great size and visual. Including spice of fruit tamarind of south India which was origin of the name of shop to cloth, we were able to feel flavor of various spice. Continuation that we begin both flavor and taste. Many dishes to be able to taste "only with tamarind"…We are going to certainly revisit ‥ soon.
We thoroughly enjoy various flavor that London produced and touch beautiful vintage book and buy book concerning flavor and smack our lips to India dishes which let full-scale spice work. We knew new "flavor “ in here GINZA SIX and were able to enjoy pattern that was 3 only stores. But, in GINZA SIX, there seems to be shop which can meet "diptyque" and new "flavor" to "Tsujiri" of Matcha wine shop "Enoteca" in coffee salon "GRAND CRU CAFÉGINZA" more. We may meet what kind of flavor next time in which shop. Journey over "flavor" seems to continue still more.
Text: Sohei Oshiro Photos: Mitsutaka Omoteguchi Edit: Yuka Okada(81)
Editor. 1988, Miyakojima, Okinawa birth. We become independent after experiencing editor of "Them magazine" (Righters) commencing with part-time job in "HUgE" (Kodansha) in 2018 from school days. We launch "VOSTOK" in March, 2019. Representative from CHIASMA. We publish "VOSTOK" Vol.004 in December, 2020.GINZASIX_OFFICIAL Instagram