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Basie, Ichinoseki

Wherever you visit, every jazz bar or cafe owner and customer alike pays homage to the legendary Basie in northern Japan, still run by the irrepressible 'Swifty' Sugawara, pictured here.

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Pithecanthropus Erectus, Tokyo

The incomparable joint where the project first began in 2015, and with no succour given to customer service, cleanliness or the trappings of modern bars and cafes, Pithecanthropus embodies the very essence of the Tokyo Jazz Joints project.

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Old Blind Cat, Tokyo

The congenial Mr Kikuchi posed momentarily on an evening on which we were fortumate enough to catch him tending the bar himself. Murakami Haruki once worked here at Old Blind Cat during his student days in Tokyo.

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Eigakan, Tokyo

A stunning sound system, reminiscent of a shinto shrine in Eigakan, tucked away in the Hakusan area of Tokyo, an altar to jazz and film.

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Paper Moon, Ikebukuro

One of the 'deepest' joints, situated in a seedier side of Tokyo, Paper Moon is as bare bones as it gets in menu and service, but makes up for it in atmosphere and music. Unmissable joint.

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Jazz Pepe, Tokyo (closed)

A stone's throw from Shinjuku station, Jazz Pepe opened in 1967 and in 2017 became another victim of Japan's relentless regeneration and gentrification. The place closed and disappeared quickly (within a month), apparently taking the the owner's health with it.

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Tokyo Jazz Joints

Collaborative Japanese jazz documentary photography project by Philip Arneill & James Catchpole, begun in Tokyo in March 2015.
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