The Bank: An Old Bank Turned Bar

Wow! The Bank is one cool-looking bar. Previously a bank, it was converted into a bar by art director Kaoru Watanabe.

He ran it for 15 years before passing on. Masamichi Katayama, the architect Wantanbe worked with for the initial renovation, took over the beacon and reopen after a light refurbishing.

I can imagine it’s a place where I would be comfortable in, ala Mad Men-era style.

It looks like a place where technology is not invited, a place to find solitude and do some reflective thinking.