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How have Nishiogi's independent restaurants survived the pandemic? Support from the broader community, including online organizations such as Nishiogi Takeouts, has been a big factor.


Nishiogi has long been known as a space for small businesses and independent eateries. More recently it has caught the attention of developers. Rents are rising. Things are changing, and not always for the better.

“Nishi-Ogikubo is a neighborhood of overlaps, a neighborhood of intersections,” said Ota Tetsuji,  Nishiogi was not a place at all until recently, but only a space in between other towns. So, when and how did Nishi-Ogikubo become a “neighborhood”? 

The Making of a

Tokyo Bar 'Mama'




A Restaurant Owner as Community Activist


Imagining Nishiogi’s Future in a Building



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