梅屋

Gathering place.
People and local communities connection.
Preservation of traditions.

People and tradition are the themes at Umeya. It is filled with the desire to create a place where people can gather and connect, and to preserve traditions along with it. We mainly serve coffee and retro crockery, and occasionally host galleries and music events. Please drop by for a moment or a side trip on your day off.

Umeya also rents out space so that stalls can be opened on a smaller scale.

  • tsunagi coffee

    tsunagi coffee

    Based in Kurogi, Yame City, Fukuoka, Japan, I work as "Tsunagi Coffee", a home-roasted coffee shop without a fixed location shop. I also work as a freelance photographer from time to time. I buy coffee that is mainly pesticide-free and chemical fertiliser-free, and I do all the roasting process by hand.
    From childhood to the present, I have been through many twists and turns, including bullying, not attending school, depression and the discovery of a developmental disorder in adulthood. I would be happy if I could share the learning and realisation I gained from these experiences with everyone through coffee and photography.

    Currently open at.
     ・"Umeya" in Kuroki-cho, Yame City
      Every weekend
     ・Italian restaurant "Villa Artis" in Kamiyo-cho, Yame City
      Marché "Market of mountain products and people living in the mountains" held on the first Sunday of every month.
      Occasional stalls at events organised by other restaurants.
     ・Dining bar "Raf Go Raf", Hiyoshi-cho, Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture
      Every Wednesday night (irregular stall)

  • Meiji Era (23th Oct. 1868 – 30th Jul. 1912)

    The main building was constructed in 1902 (35th year of Meiji era), and a ryotei (Japanese-style restaurant) called "Aburaya" was operated.

  • Taisho Era (30th Jul. 1912 – 25th Dec. 1926)

    Shinzaburo Matsunobu bought the house that had previously been used as the ryotei and began operating a medicine business under the name Umeya, dealing in medicines, dynamite, and other explosives.

  • Shōwa Era (25th Dec. 1926 – 7th Jan. 1989)

    In 1935, Umeya was extended and a detached house was built

history

Umeya was to be a café where people could gather in an old folk house that had been vacant according to the previous owner's plan. However, she passed away halfway through the project, and the plans came to a halt. About fifteen years after the house became vacant, we often visited Yame and interacted with the local people. One day, we heard about this old folk house and decided to make use of it, taking over the owner's desire to create a place for people to gather as she had envisioned at the time.Not only that, but the goodness of the people, the traditional architecture that lines the building, and the vast Yabe River behind Umeya also pushed us to get to know this Kurogi.

37, Kurogi, Kurogi Town, Yame City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.

4-minute walk away from a car park.
Car park: next to Kurogi Physical Education Center

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