One of our favourites, we bring these in directly from Japan. The brand new 3rd instalment, limited to 2000 copies, we're very happy to have a pile in our corner of the world.
A Jazz Kissa is a space in Japan solely dedicated to the listening and consuming of Jazz. In most, you cannot talk, but you can drink coffee and/or whisky. We first became aware of them in the Japan issue of Kennedy Magazine and they are something that is so perfect it's making us want to visit Japan just to visit some. This book is a dedication to them.
"Jazz kissa are going out of business at an accelerating pace due to the aging of the owners and the deterioration of the shops. On the other hand, the number of jazz kissa that are making a fresh start is gradually increasing, with relatives and regular customers taking over for the owners or renovating their stores. It is certain that the number of jazz kissa will continue to decline, but it is not certain that they will become extinct. In this Gateway To Jazz Kissa Vol.3, we introduce 6 jazz kissa, including one that has been restarted by regular customers after the closure of a long-established café, another that has taken over a famous machine from a closed café and is now performing anew, and another that has recovered from a major disaster."