25 Mar 2019

Tamura Sake, Records & Jazzy Kitchen

Tamura Sake





Located unassumingly on the north side of Gertrude Street in Fitzroy, Tamura Sake, Records and Jazzy Kitchen is an authentic izakaya with original sake, beer and the best music selection from Japan. 



Owner/Operator/Bartender/Sake Master/ DJ, Fumi Tamura from Yokohama opened Tamura in mid-February, transforming a stock-standard, panini-slinging cafe into a hip hangout with a uniquely Japanese vibe unlike anything else in the area. 










With its commanding u-shaped counter clad in our stunning Paloma Colonial Blue Subways, the design of Tamura Sake Bar is inspired by a mix of traditional Japanese heritage and the industrial interiors of the izakayas found in Tokyo and Yokohama. 



Along with the dazzling and dramatic tonal variation characteristic of our Paloma series, the interior of Tamura boasts a mix of dark and light timber used as the counter top, wall cladding and furniture. 










A painted brick wall decorated with Bonsai trees, Japanese pop culture curios and a collection of funk and jazz vinyl records enlivens the space even more while the weathered industrial floor pulls the space back to down to earth. 



The combinations of both new and old, finished and exposed surfaces evokes the famed Wabi Sabi aesthetic synonymous with Japanese design as well as giving a nod to the diversity of the Fitzroy area. 
Location: 43 Gertrude Street,
Fitzroy, 3065, Melbourne, Australia 
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Photography by Charlie Ashfield
Words by Bart Schofield