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Ryuzo is at it again. Multitasking in the Japanese music scene as a rapper, and also increasingly as an entrepreneur in Tokyo‘s fast-evolving retail and hospitality scene, he has launched some of the city’s most happening places of late. Having strong links with the hiphop scene, Ryuzo set up the Domicile streetwear store in Harajuku and Shibuya night haunts Madam Woo, Mitsuki and Bloody Angle, all popular with a specific in-crowd. Recently, a second outpost of Bloody Angle opened in the Shibuya maze, and in similar speakeasy style, it’s tucked away in a back alley. Concepted in collaboration with Yoshirotten, a cult graphic designer and art director, it’s a café, bar and record store rolled into one, featuring a 1950s American diner-inspired setting with black tile flooring, booth seating and a bar. The second outpost is officially called Bloody Angle Dogen Tong and serves coffee, hot sandwiches, spaghetti and other light bites all day until 8PM, and then morphs into a record bar – mind you, the curated vinyl selection is elaborate and varied, ranging from soul and funk, to jazz and Japanese groove – for some jolly banter until the wee little hours. The bar aptly banks on its cult stature with Bloody Angle merchandise which is readily available on the premises.

Bloody Angle
Noa Dogenzaka Building, 2-15-1-B1 Dogenzaka (Shibuya)
Tokyo 150-0043
Telephone: +81 3 67127717
Daily 11AM-3AM

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