February 03, 2003


Before going to the SUI party at Aoyama-Hachi, I stopped by Shanghai Club which is just around the corner. It's a tiny tiny bar run by Junko-san. She does Hanga (wood block printing) and also displays local artists' work. If you want to meet creative funky people in a totally friendly atmosphere, this is the place. I walked in (down the narrow spiraling staircase...I tried to capture it on my phone) by myself and squeezed in next to a photographer and his friend. It really is small, and just by where I was sitting, by default, I joined their conversation. This is not the place to come for an intimate time with your lover. Everyone butts in to your conversations, jokes around, and eats each other's food. It got so crowded that one of the rickety stools someone was sitting on collapsed and it took a good 15 minutes to rearrange bodies and bags to find enough space to bang the thing back together.

SUI at Aoyama-Hachi was, as Mu-lan envisioned, totally chill. It was my first time there, but the 1st floor is a cheerful bar (pics) with music and lots of talking, the 2nd floor is a darker standing room bar where the DJ music played on the 3rd floor is also heard, the 3rd floor is where you can see the DJ and dance, the 4th floor is a retro lounge with velvet seats and really chill music. Unlike some spiffy renovated concrete building, this place has a more lovingly used feel to it. The windows didn't match, it's a mostly wooden structure (thus quite cold...most of us kept our layers on!), and like I said, each room has developed its own personality. I rather liked the space and will go back soon.

Posted by Mie at February 3, 2003 10:22 AM

Hi ! Ms.Mie
A.V.A.(mobile phone shop-nishikoyama)

Posted by: A.V.A.(Mobile Phone Shop) at February 6, 2003 02:34 PM

Hello A.V.A.!!

Thank you for setting me up with the fabulous phone. Next time I see you, I will take your picture and post it!


Posted by: Mie at February 7, 2003 06:49 PM

hi i want correspond if you please in french may be... bye

Posted by: fouad at November 17, 2003 05:58 PM
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