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Shimokitazawa where you can feel the unique culture – Nobuyuki & Haruna

Shimokitazawa (Nobuyuki & Haruna)

The bar “Mother” opened in 1972 with the concept of having friends over for enjyoing good music while having a couple of drinks. The name of the bar is not only taken from the song of John Lennon, its also standing for the respect of all the mothers in the world.

It now over 40 years ago since we opened the shop, and now we are among the oldest dining bars in Shimokitazawa. We also have a wide range of customers from young teenagers to old regular guests. Thanks to Lonely Planet we many visitors from overseas too.

The customers are intrigued by the unique design of our decorations which is inspired from the Jomon period using scraps such as driftwood, aluminum cans and dirt. (Jomon is the period around 4th Century BC.)

What I like about Shimokitazawa is the music, food, vintage clothes and especially the people who bring the culture to life.

The town itself is compact and convenient, with clothing stores, furniture shops, record shops, and restaurants within walking distance. I’m living here for over 20 years now and I can say it is a great town to live in. Please come to Shimokitazawa to experience the unique culture and enjoy various attractions day and night time.


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