29 Mar '16, 4pm

Coffee & Cherry Blossoms In Tokyo At Harukaze Coffee Street

Riki Taniuchi is talking about Coffee Street, his latest project aimed at proselytizing for the specialty scene in Tokyo. He scratches his jaw, reaches for his mug of coffee, and thinks for a moment. “There are still so many people that just don’t know about specialty coffee—even though it’s taking off here, that excitement is confined to a small group of people, people who already like coffee.” “Like, the way the same people are always at the same coffee events?” I ask. “Yes, exactly,” Taniuchi says, smiling. “So I thought, if it’s not a coffee event but at Harukaze …” Taniuchi explains that Harukaze, a popular, free two-day party in Yoyogi Park , started in 1997 as an excuse for a group of friends—artists, musicians, creatives, hippies—to hang out and do hanami : cherry-blossom viewing. The musicians brought their friends and their instruments, the artists came to draw, ...

Full article: http://sprudge.com/harukaze-x-coffee-street-96482.html

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