Tomoaki KageyamaKURUMED COFFEE

    After graduation of The University of Tokyo, joined McKinsey&Company, Inc Japan. Then changed the job to co-found an independent 3-billion-yen incubation fund, which has invested in more than 40 start-ups.

    In 2008, built a collective house at a place of birth, where people of variety live with community, and opened a café named KURUMED COFFEE at that 1st floor which has become one of the most popular café in Japan. In 2017, opened a new one, KURUMIDO KISSATEN, in the neighborhood, with a book shop inside, to deliver a book & café to a town.

    At those stages, always launching new actions such as café philo, local currency called BUNJI, and independent publications to enrich informal public lives of the town.

    Published “Yukkuri Isoge -festina lente-“ in 2015.

    TALK

    “RUNNING A CAFE ORGANICALLY LIKE GROWING A PLANT”

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