Bar Zingtaro: Where Delicious Coffee, Drinks And Art Meet!
Bar Zingtaro is a really cool place to enjoy coffee, drinks and art! Located inside the Nakano Broadway complex, the shop is a cross between a cafe and an art gallery. It features the work of Takashi Murakami, an influencial artist of Japan's contemporary art scene! Zingtaro is a must-go place if you are visiting the popular manga and anime paradise that is Nakano Broadway.
Takashi Murakami is a Japanese contemporary artist known world-wide for bluring the line between pop and classical art forms. Above is a banner of Murakami's work in Chicago. His work was influenced by his love for manga and anime.
Bar Zingaro is a cafe and bar that is part of the broader "Zingaro Project" by Takashi Murakami. The project consists of 4 contemporary art galeries located in Nakano Broadway. Murakami's own work can be seen, aswell as the works of emerging Japanese contemporary artists. The above picture was part of an exhibition on grafiti art.
Bar Zingtaro has an amzing decor with some of Murakami's most iconic art works. The art displayed changes with the exhibtions of the Zingtaro Project so the cafe-bar is in itself a sort of gallery. The concept is to create a place where art lovers can meet and have coffees or drinks!
During the daytime, the place is primarily a cafe-like space. You can have a variety of coffees, espresso drinks, etc. for approximately 500 yen. The beans used are of top quality and you can have cool Zingtaro-style latte art with your order!
There is also a selection of "other drinks" on the menu is also quite interesting and made from top quality ingredients such as this organic lemonade. You can also have organic asamiya green tea, hot chocolate and real chai.
Zingtaro's smoothies (740 yen) are also really popular in the summer!
Kakigori For The Summer!
For the summer period, Bar Zingtaro sells its own kakigori that have really become popular. They are about 900 yen, which is expensive for shaved ice, but they are made of natural ice found in Nagano prefecture.
In the evening, the Bar has a wide selection of drinks, most of which are under 1,000 yen. You can have beer, sake, wines, liquors and spirits. You can find some really nice Japanese craft beers (shown above).
You've got to stop by Bar Zingtaro if you are in the Nakano area! Here is the location.
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