人々は、びっくりしたし、悲しかった。そして今、そのショックからは立ち直らなければならない。しかしながら、政治も経済も上向きになかなかならないという現状があります。その中で、自分の仕事を一生懸命して、ほっとしたとき、何を食べたいのか。今の日本を背負う覚悟、大人としての責任、現状の中で、自分たちがもう少し元気を出したい、はりきりたいという気持ちと、ほっとしたいという気持ちを、デザイン、メニュー、音楽、バーカウンターで具現化したつもりです。それが“mango tree cafe+bar"なのです。
Our new shop. "mango tree cafe+bar" has just opened in front of Shinagawa station in Tokyo. The concept is new, I mean, new essence was added to the existing concept. There is a certain reason why I do something new in this timing. In my opinion, if you do not produce anything new in 5 years or so, your business will be out of fashion. In other words, new breeze will revive the existing things you already have.
This time, the concept is "adults' world". If you say so, the mode can't be too vigorous like youngsters. We arrange good music and design which will give the atmosphere with a little excitement. We are of course ready for serving good food, which is something we always preserve.
Why I produce "adults' world" this time?? As you know, the big earthquake happened, and it was enormous enough to influence people's way of thinking so far. Now people know something that can't be true may happen in reality. What would people desire for eating in that situation?
In my opinion, since the disaster, people were very sad, very surprised, but they have started to realize that we have to overcome. However, the economy and the politics were still in struggle. People are trying to work hard and do the best in everyday life. So they sometimes need a break between works.
I arranged design, food menu, music and the bar counter to give some "cheering up and soothing" atmosphere which those people want at the restaurant. This is "mango tree cafe+bar".
Now I'm a little bit released because I know what to do for the next challenge. I think it important to tell this to the customers as well as my staff.
Though I put efforts into the new shop, I will preserve the old(means existing) shops. I will protect them for our royal customers.
By the way, I will travel to Istannbul, New York, Texas, etc with Mr. Pitaya, the brand owner of mango tree. Please look forward to the next report.