New York Times in the U.S. published an article in its electronic edition on January 12, 2012, listing “52 Places to Go in 2023!”
52 Places to Go in 2023 (New York Times, electronic edition)
After London, England, the second place introduced was Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture!
The master’s store was also introduced as “Johnny’s” as a jazz cafe that has been in business for over 40 years.
Johnny’s, which has been run by the master for many years, has been closed for a while since August 29, 2022, but Johnny, the master, is still at “Cafe Bar West38” and sometimes stands in the storefront.
Note: As of January 16, 2023. every Tuesday and Wednesday in 2023 (11:00-23:00), Johnny’s on the Kaiun Bridge is open, otherwise he is at Cafe Bar West38.
The master’s special curry is also available, so if you are ever in Morioka, please stop by. The restaurant is attached to the world’s only “Akiyoshi Toshiko Jazz Museum,” where the master’s passion has taken shape.
Detail page:Cafe Bar West38