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Possible General Incorporated Association Experience-based matcha cafe “Shojo” opens in N akazaki-cho, Osaka on April 1st, where you can “enjoy the silence” through communication without sound inside the st ore

[General Incorporated Association Possible] – First in Osaka – “Enjoy the silence” with communication without sound inside the store, experience-based matcha cafe “Seijyo
-shojo-” opens in Nakazakicho, Osaka City on April 1st

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Press release: March 30, 2024
-First in Osaka- Experience-based matcha cafe “Shojo” opens in Nakazakicho, Osaka on April 1st, where you can “enjoy silence” through communication without sound inside the store.
* Possible, a general incorporated association that aims to create a place free of disabilities (Headquarters: 501 Trek North Umeda Building, 6-8 Nozaki-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka)
On April 1, 2024, Haruna Matsumoto (Representative: Haruna Matsumoto) will open an experience-based cafe “Seijyo” where customers can make their own matcha.
We are pleased to announce that we will be opening “Shojo” in Nakazakicho, Osaka. There is no music or conversation inside the store, and orders are only communicated without sound. In a city full of information, you can enjoy time to sharpen your sensibilities and mind. *

Opening staff of a unique clean cafe

* “Enjoy the silence” cafe, Shojo *
“Shojo” is a cafe with a total of 16 seats based on the concept of “enjoying silence.” Inside the store, time passes slowly, with sounds that are usually easily drowned out, such as footsteps of people walking, the sound of matcha being brewed, and the sound of rain, taking center stage instead of music. Unlike many cafes where you can enjoy chatting, in a space where “sound” is excluded, you can deeply reflect on the color and taste of the tea and sweets, and what the other person is trying to convey. It is a place where you can spend a “clean” time that opens your sensibilities and clears your mind.

Customers who visit the store are also asked to refrain from speaking to each other, and to communicate with each other using written notes, pointing, and sign language when ordering and other exchanges. Even those who are not familiar with sign language can easily learn it through the “Matcha Experience”.

The menu includes two matcha dishes that customers can make
themselves, as well as seasonal Japanese sweets. This is a new experience-based cafe that is a must-visit for those who want to try their hand at making matcha for themselves and those who want to relax in a sound-free space.
Comfortable and simple Japanese space
Experience-based tea ceremony where you can make your own tea Nerikiri ordered from Kanazawa, which changes every month

* “A place free of disabilities” spreading from the region to the world * The staff consists of more than 10 people, mainly deaf and hard of hearing members who work at the employment support agency ABPossible. This will be a place where people with diverse characteristics and personalities, such as those who are deaf, have difficulty hearing, or are not comfortable with loud noises, can play an active role in society.
It is also an opportunity for visitors to experience the feeling that being deaf or hard of hearing does not become a “disability” by communicating non-verbally.
Seijo is the first store that embodies the general incorporated association Possible’s philosophy of “disability can be eliminated by creating an environment” in a cafe that anyone can easily visit. We hope that each customer who visits this store will spread “a place free of disabilities” to Osaka, and then to the world. In the future, Possible plans to develop the cafe further into a cafe that anyone can feel free to visit, with a concept other than sound.

*Tea time using sign language for the first time*
After the cafe closes, we also offer one-on-one sign language classes with the Seijin Cafe staff while drinking matcha. Rather than a formal lesson, this is a place where you can get familiar with sign language through one-on-one chat time.

Just as many people know how to say hello in languages ​​such as English, Italian, and Chinese, I wish more people knew how to say “hello” and “thank you” as sign language is a multilingual language. I hope this will be an opportunity for people to become familiar with sign language, rather than it being something from a distant world. Business hours: Mon-Sun (18:00-20:00)
Price: 2000 yen (excluding tax) for 1 hour (includes matcha) *Advance reservation required
*Business dates and times may change.
Easy one-on-one sign language experience

* Cafe cleanliness/overview *
Store name: Shojo-
Address: 1F, 1-10-13 Nakazaki Nishi, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture Access: 5 minutes walk from Nakazakicho Station
Business hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00-18:00
Management: Balibali Co., Ltd.

* About Possible General Incorporated Association *
We will reduce the number of people with disabilities who are unable to work to zero by “creating places” and “communicating
information”. Based on the concept, we operate an AB type employment support office in Osaka city. Our main business is SNS operation agency, and we are a business office where you can build your career by making use of your strengths, such as script writing, video editing, and creative production.

Company name: General incorporated association Possible
Business name: Employment continuation support ABPossible
Location: 3-2-11 Nakazaki, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Representative: Haruna Matsumoto
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