- After working in a secondhand bookstore in Tokyo’s “book town” of Jinbocho, Yoshiyuki Morioka opened a bookstore in the Kayabacho area, relocating in May of 2015 to the first floor of a historic building in the Ginza 1-chome district. The Morioka Shoten bookstore is known for its unique practice of stocking multiple copies of only a single title at a time, featuring a different book each week. Morioka Shoten proprietor and book director Yoshiyuki Morioka has long been a fan of COOHEM jackets, and today we speak to him about clothing, roots, craftsmanship, Japan and the world in general.
- Yuko Nagayama deals with architectural projects ranging from retail spaces of every type to office buildings, galleries, halls, hotels, traditional inns, museums, tea ceremony rooms, shrines and city planning projects. While maintaining a full and varied workload as an architect, she also manages to take care of her children. At her home, which she finished renovating in February of last year, she spoke to us about work and the other necessary elements of life.