In addition to supporting artists, 7artscafe prides itself on preserving the past and promoting Yokohama’s distinctive history. Its choice location in the heart of downtown Yokohama is nestled between the trendy artists enclaves of Koganecho and Isezakicho, Yokohama’s oldest shopping district. In fact, the Beat writer William S. Burroughs was said to frequent this area in the 1960’s. Steps away from the banks of beautiful sakura-lined Ooka river, 7artscafe occupies the first floor of Okonogi #2 Building, a Yokohama historical landmark built in 1955 by one of Yokohama’s first industrialist Meiji families. 7artscafe’s trademark logo, eco-friendly products and interior design are all inspired by Japanese traditional colors and aesthetics.