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Akihabara Girls Vol.1 Nagomi Chaya Musume; The Girls Group Consists of Staff of Internet Cafe.

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Nagomi Chaya Musume is a Japanese women group shaped in October 2012. The women commonly work as employees members at Nagomi Type cafe in Akihabara, Tokyo.
Nagomi Type Cafe is an Internet cafe which is legendary for its lovely interior that reminds you of basic Japanese fashion lodge in Kyoto. Particularly, their Tatami mat personal rooms are common as you possibly can lie down and chill out.
It is situated about 7 minutes stroll from JR Akihabara station, and 0 minutes from Tokyo Metro Suehiro-cho station. They are open 24 hours and offering numerous providers depending on your wants.

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Nagomi Chaya Musume has been doing numerous activities based mostly in Akihabara, akin to stay performance, radio program host, and appearance on events which principally maintain in Tokyo.
They increase their activities even within the trend world as they collaborated with well-known Japanese food manufacturing firm to design over knee socks, additionally launched their own accessory line referred to as, Rougetukan.

As a matter of reality, every woman working at the Nagomi type cafe is a member of Nagomi Chaya Musume. Because the cafe is open 24 hours each day, there are just a few members are primarily focusing on media look.
Immediately, I interviewed 2 members; Tsubaki and Tokiwa.

Right: Tsubaki / Left: Tokiwa

Proper: Tsubaki / Left: Tokiwa

– How did you start Nagomi Chaya Musume actions?

Tokiwa: We all was an bizarre Internet cafe employees.
So, to tell the truth, nobody has never had an experience in singing or dancing before.
But, our manager introduced it up first, I feel. He stated that he knows somebody who’s making music so why don’t we give it a attempt!
You understand, I’ve never had that kind of experience before, so I used to be little intimidated at first.
However once I look back, I’m stunned that we’ve got made so many songs now.


The Music: “We don’t limit the genre.”

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– Are there any specific sort of music that you simply choose?

Tsubaki: We make an entire selection of music.
There are JAZZ, J-pop, rock, ballad, techno, and even Vocaloid type songs too.
I simply never really thought that we might or couldn’t make a sure sort of music.
We set the theme for the yr first, then start making songs.
Our 1st yr’s theme was the 4seasons in Japan to precise basic Japanese magnificence. And the 4th yr, we set the theme as human emotion.

I’m writing lyrics and I put lots of effort to make a storyline in every music.
Truly, every track includes a “hidden theme”.
For instance, summer time is the theme of Kingyo Yumemi Uta, however its hidden theme is the fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen.

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– What variety of music do you wish to pay attention? Also, who’s your favorite artist?

Tokiwa: I solely take heed to anime songs.
Tsubaki: My older sister likes listening western music, reminiscent of Prince. So I’ve spent rather a lot of time listening to their songs since childhood. Recently, I like Skillet which is an American Christian rock band.

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Fusion of basic and trendy Japanese music

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Their latest single; PINK sounds very trendy to me,  just as a fusion of Techno and J-pop music.

THE PINK NEW GINGERS – PINK [Official Music Video]

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Though they are working busy day and night time as a employees of the Internet cafe, they’ve revealed rather a lot of superb works.
I was wondering what makes their so enthusiastic.

– I’m fairly positive that it’s quite onerous making music and dealing at an Internet cafe on the similar time. So how do you keep the motivation flowing?

Tsubaki: We are all the time making an attempt to make a something new for every occasion.
Tokiwa: In a sense, we want to work with unremitting efforts. We’re simply considering like, “Let’s offer another new thing again at the next event” then we realized so much of works have made very quickly.


Their trend

They often sporting Japanese Kimono type costumes in their music movies, it makes their music even more distinctive.

Tokiwa: The costumes we’re sporting in our music video are all finished by our employees.
Tsubame makes equipment and she or he is actually good at it. Then Tsubame launched our accent line referred to as, Rougetukan.
Typically we casually sporting Rogetukan’s equipment in our MV or in the course of the stay performance, so please watch it rigorously.

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Kawaii product designers

Iwashita Foods; a famous Japanese long-established pickles producer and Nagomi fashion cafe has commercialized the collaborative product “Iwashita’s New Ginger x Nagomi style cafe over knee socks” and “Alpaca plushie”.
Nagomi Chaya Musume designed both over knee socks and cute alpaca plushie.
There’s a tiny shop promoting their fashionable merchandise in Nagomi type cafe, which is just one place you should purchase Iwashita’s new ginger museum products in Tokyo.


“BL” Specialists!

For those of you who aren’t accustomed to the phrase “BL”, BL is short for “Boys Love”
The main and mostly used identify for the class of female-oriented manga, anime and lightweight novel involving a gay romance between men.
Nagomi type cafe has lots of manga collections. They own more than 25,000 comic books, 150 sorts of Magazines. Amongst those mangas, there are so much of BL books, which is one more reason for the recognition of Nagomi fashion cafe.

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Some of Nagomi Chaya Musume know BL very nicely.
They’re thought-about as specialists resulting from providing their own prize for wonderful manga in BL info journal referred to as; “This BL is Yabai”

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Tokiwa: We’ve tons of BL magazines and numerous again numbers are additionally out there here.
I feel there isn’t any different place that has this much of BL books and magazines round Akihabara.
The employees members share opinions and determine which books to buy every time.
There are numerous ladies who go to alone.
For those who don’t know where your favourite BL is, it is sort of embarrassing to ask employees for assist to seek out it.
But in Nagomi Type Cafe, no need to fret. There’s a pc for you to inform the place it’s!
The manga I want to advocate now’s this!

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Funny moments with overseas clients.

Tsubaki: I keep in mind that at some point there was a female overseas buyer, she requested me “Where are BL books?” right after the reception process.
It was really intense! At first, I couldn’t perceive what she was saying.
I was confused however one way or the other I might catch the word “BL” so I asked, “Did you want to know where the Boys Love section is?” Then she stated, “YES!!” with delight.

Once I was in artwork faculty, we went to america on a faculty trip. I assumed if I bought a translated version of Japanese comic books there, it will be a nice token to recollect.
So I went to search for it however I couldn’t discover it easily. Finally found Naruto and BLEACH after operating across the city, I used to be about to cry. However once I saw the worth tag, I used to be so stunned that it was actually expensive!
Additionally, I observed there have been quite a bit of differences from the Japanese model.
After all of the translated model just isn’t as genuine as the unique.
From this expertise, I totally perceive the emotions that foreigners come to Japan and need to read so much of comic books here as much as they will.

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Since Internet cafes are distinctive to Japan, it was not nicely understood by overseas visitors.
Even when we defined the system some individuals couldn’t perceive how it works or misunderstood because it was a daily cafe. However lately, plainly it has develop into a reasonably nicely generally known as one of Japanese trendy culture.

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Abroad clients are more probably to make use of cloak providers moderately than cafe area.
You can’t depart an enormous baggage to the coin locker at the station so it is our well-liked service. You possibly can depart your baggage and go out for sightseeing in town.
Even in the event you store too much in Akihabara, you’ll be effective!

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– So in case you come to Nagomi fashion cafe, you get to see the members.
There’s sort of a similarity of ”Idols you possibly can truly meet” which is the idea of AKB48, isn’t it?

Tokiwa: Yeah, that’s proper! Because of the character of the locality, individuals are likely to assume that we’re an idol group or maids. However truly, we aren’t both of them.
There are some people who truly like our music and help us.

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Overflowing Infinite Creativity from Kimono Sleeves.

Though they are attired in traditional Japanese garments, they are all the time looking for a brand new factor.
Their unconventional creations are full of passion and ingenuity.
I felt nice “girls’ power” as a driving pressure behind the manufacturing of their actions.
Nagomi Chaya Musume is just like pretty blooming flowers which give us cheerfulness
within the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.
I want to continue to comply with their actions any longer.

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Nagomi Fashion cafe
Adress: Sakai Suehiro Constructing B1F, 6-14-2 Soto Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access: 7 minutes walk from JR Akihabara Station / 10 minutes walk from Ueno station / 7 minutes walk from Okachimachi Station / zero minute walk from Ginza Line Suehiro Machi Station

Nagomi Fashion cafe Official website: http://nagomi-cafe.com/
Nagomi Fashion cafe Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/nagomistylecafe
Nagomi Fashion cafe Official Fb: https://www.facebook.com/nagomicafe/

Nagomi Chaya Musume Official website: https://www.nagomi-chaya-musume.com/
Nagomi Chaya Musume Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/753chayamusume
Nagomi Chaya Musume Official Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOZoQ0q6iZ4sCl8Cn23fNg

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