Jazz Kissa is the magazine edited by Katsumasa Kusunose, from JAZZ CITY LLC, it is dedicated to show and publicizing the culture of Jazz Kissa, or jazz cafes, places that were created in Japan, and that practically only exist there, although In recent years, some have been opened in different cities around the world, influenced by this Japanese phenomenon.
Currently, there are about 600 jazz cafes and jazz bars in Japan. About 90% of them still listen to jazz on vinyl.
This photobook introduces about 130 Jazz Kissas in eastern Japan (Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto/Tokyo) taken in 2014 in a total of 2 volumes, including stores that have already closed. Is a photobook, so there aren't text. The table of contents and store address appears in Japanesse and English.
JAZZ KISSA 2014 VOL.1 LIST OF 64 STORES IN TOTAL:
《TOKYO》Paper Moon / Jazz Nutty / DUG / Rompercicci / Juha / The Foxhole(Closed in 2015) / Birdland / Mary Jane Closed in 2018 / KIKI(Closed in 2014) / BigBoy / BarSomethin’ / LaCuji / BlueEyes / Soultrane / NoTrunks / Owl/Narcissus / Chyokuritsuenjin ( Pithecanthropus Erectus) / Ragtime / Charmant / The Adriondack Café / Jazz Country / Grauers(Closed in 2019)
《HOKKAIDO perfecture》Jamaica / SatinDoll / This Is(Closed in 2015) / Soen / Bar 81 / Delicup
《AOMORI perfecture》Union / Jazz Time Disk
《IWATE perfecture》Half Note / Bar Café The S / Ray Brown / Nonk-Tonk/ Jazz Time Johnny / Dante / Royce
《AKITA perfecture》Rondo / KOW
《YAMAGATA perfecture》Coffee En / Octet
《MIYAGI perfecture》Kabo / Kijitora Coffee / Abbey Road
《IBARAKI perfecture 》Cortez / The Sound & The Fury
《SAITAMA perfecture》Swan / Powell / Bunca（Closed in 2020）
《CHIBA perfecture》Candy / Brooklyn/ Nefertiti
《KANAGAWA perfecture》Minton House / Down Beat / Chigusa / Garo
《GUNMA perfecture 》Mokuba