I wrote about my housemate Joon who started a company while living in Oakhouse Kichijoji 2. (He still lives in our house too!)
His business is called “Cottea” and I wrote more about his business here.
Some of us who live in the house were actually involved in early stages. Maud as a UI/UX designer designed the logo and helped him build the website, and also did the art direction. Shohei, a professional event organizer, help Joon in his store once in a while. I’m mainly working on the online marketing, writing and editing their online contents.
Joon and his business partner Seongwon invited me to their party last week celebrate their success and Christmas.
I realized that there are many people involved to launch Cottea. It was great getting to know their web developer and interior designer who did a great job on their website and the store in Aoyama.
The party was held in Seongwon’s tower mansion in Kachidoki. There was a party room where they booked in advance for us.
The two guys in the white shirt are Joon(left) and Seongwon(right). They were in the same unit when they were in the army in Korea.
Joon and Seongwon brought a cake for me and Momo (my wife) because we recently got married. It was very nice of them!
I’m so glad that I met Joon in Oakhouse. When we met, we had no clue that we will be working together like this. Living in Oakhouse gave me opportunities to meet all these cool people. I really appreciate this.
The cake we shared after the meal. It was delicious!
At the end of the party, we did some game and received their gift. It was Cottea’s coffee!
Visit their coffee shop in Shibuya if you’re around Shibuya, or simply come to our house Kichijoji 2 for a cup of coffee.
There are certain foods you always crave for every once in a while. In my case, it’s Yama-chan, a chicken wings restaurant or izakaya. I was born and raised in Aichi and Yama-chan is from there. I wasn’t really a big fan of the chicken wings when I was a kid but I changed my mind after I moved to Tokyo almost 4 years ago. Yesterday a bunch of us in Oakhouse Kichijoji 2 got yama-chan’s chicken wings in Shinjuku, brought back the chicken and had a Yama-chan party in the living room.
There are three Yama-chan in Shinjuku. “Yasukuni-dori ten” is where we went. Don’t miss this sign!
Chicken wings are great, especially for a midnight snack or movies. But, how about for a dinner? This is what I had in mind before I went to Yama-chan for the first time. Well, it’s probably better to eat some veggies with it to go healthy, but yes, it definitely can be a dinner. We only had Yama-chan’s wings last night and everyone was super happy.
The Yama-chan’s takeout box. It made sense for us to take out because not everyone wants to drink.
The Yama-chan’s chicken comes with two flavors; “Original salt and peppers” and “Black sauce”. Both flavors are great, but in my opinion, original salt and peppers are the first choice. If you’re getting 20 wings, get 17 original ones and 3 black sauce ones. That’d be the ideal ratio.
You may think the wings are salty and I agree. Yama-chan’s restaurant was originally born as an izakaya, meaning their wings are more like the snacks for beer. Naturally, people like the flavor for drinking. but you can ask the restaurant to make it less salty if you’re health conscious.
We got about 70 chicken wings for around 6,500 yen. We shared with 4-5 people and it was more than enough!
Today is the Christmas Eve. Japanese people tend to eat chicken on Christmas for some reason I don’t know. KFC is hard to come by around this time of the year lol
Maybe try Yama-chan’s chicken instead?