DK Art Cafe

Photo by Gregory Lane
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Address: 4-3 Tatemachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken [map]
Phone: 090-9440-7799 090-9440-7799
Access: 2.4 km from Kanazawa Station Hokuriku Shinkansen
Hours: Tue - Sun: 4pm to 11pm
Payment options: Cash only

Nestled at the end of the Tatemachi Shotengai (shopping street), DK Art Cafe is possibly the world’s first and only cafe dedicated to the art of projection mapping.

“DK” stands for dejitaru kakejiku – a Japanese term invented by local Ishikawa Prefecture artist Akira Hasegawa for his particular brand of projection mapping.

Constantly changing projection mapping patterns illuminates an art installation on the wall of the cafe, making for a constantly changing scene.

Photo by Gregory Lane

The cafe offers blend coffee from ¥411, cafe latte and Viennese coffee from ¥465. Additionally there are two taps of local Kanazawa Hyakumangoku craft beer for ¥750 per glass.

In addition to food and drink, there is a ¥300 art charge.

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