stumbling into jazz, Kanazawa-style

A treasure of a bar. Here’s to keeping the soul’s embers burning…

Opened in 1969 by a jazz-loving man and his wife. He wanted a place to relax and enjoy his jazz collection. He’d sit at the end of the bar, chilling, playing music for his friends and guests. Rows and rows and rows of vinyl lining the shelves, floor to ceiling, like bottles on display. The drink menu simply pared: shochu, whiskey, tea. He died 8 years ago. His wife, now in her 60s, keeps the bar running, the vinyl spinning. His chair at the end of the bar — it’s still there. Such a special place and and anyone would be so lucky to find it. The name of the bar is YORK and it’s nestled in a little alley in Kanazawa.

PH: Julie Elliott

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One response to “stumbling into jazz, Kanazawa-style

  1. Wow. That is what life is all about right there. just being, loving what you do, enjoying. There doesn’t have to be big fireworks or huge dreams or lots of recognition. but simple, wonderful, rich, art filled pleasure that you can share with others. I love this! I want to go.

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