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Take a look inside Chokuritsu Enjin, a small, strictly jazz bar named after Mingus’s Pithecanthropus Erectus.
Via Chasing the Sun Moments, a documentary travel series telling stories from around the world, “Old School Jazz Bar, Tokyo” takes us inside one of Tokyo’s longest running jazz kissas, Chokuritsu Enjin. In the short video, owner Masaya Ishizaki flips through a notebook of the bar’s extensive inventory and offers insight into the growing disappearance of listening bars across Japan due to the advances of modern technology and the streaming age. Ishizaki believes, though, listening bars will ultimately prevail because streaming platforms will never equal the magic of listening with others in a cozy, dedicated space.