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Murai Co., Ltd. ARUKU COFFEE & GALLERY “Talk event with Gump Suzuki, a traveler who travels around the wor ld in a rickshaw” will be held on Saturday, June 8th

Murai Co., Ltd.
[ARUKU COFFEE & GALLERY] “Talk event with Gump Suzuki, a traveler who travels around the world in a rickshaw” will be held on Saturday, June 8th
~ Gump Suzuki, a traveler who travels around the world in a rickshaw, “Even after crossing America, the journey continues forever” will be held from June 4th (Tuesday) ~
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At “ARUKU COFFEE & GALLERY” (Toshima Ward, Tokyo), operated by Murai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Toshima Ward, Tokyo), an insole research and development manufacturer that “enriches people’s lives from the feet up”, On Saturday, June 8, 2024, we will be holding a talk event with Gump Suzuki, a traveler who travels around the world in a rickshaw.
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/73876/21/resize/d73876-21-98ab7c9bc0be40d50922-0.jpg&s3=73876-21-e8f1d6ee899326a040111ad29ef54d29-904×602.jpg] Cross America in a rickshaw? Gump Suzuki is a traveler who achieved such a seemingly reckless feat.
Mr. Gump Suzuki is taking on the challenge of traveling around the world in the world’s first rickshaw with the aim of connecting people all over the world with the rickshaw, a part of Japanese culture. Last year, he completed a 5,100km journey across the United States from New York to Los Angeles over a period of five months. Since then, he has continued to train every day with the aim of not only visiting the United States, but also traveling across Africa and around the world in a rickshaw.
Last year, we held a “Talk Event about the World as Seen as We Traveled Across America in a Rickshaw,” which was very popular and gave many listeners laughter and courage. In this talk event, we will listen to Mr. Gump Suzuki talk about his preparations for crossing Africa, while delving deeper into his own life.
Why does Gump Suzuki continue to travel by rickshaw? What is the current state of society and the message you want to convey while traveling around the world in a rickshaw? We will get closer to this event. The interviewer will be Daisuke Yamazaki, the representative director and vice president of Mother House Co., Ltd., a fashion brand that travels around the world and whose philosophy is to “create a world-class brand from a developing country.” A talk event filled with stories that will give many people courage for tomorrow. I hope you can come.
In addition, “ARUKU COFFEE & GALLERY” will also be holding an exhibition entitled “The Journey Continues Even After Crossing America” ​​by Gump Suzuki, a traveler who travels around the world in a rickshaw, from June 4th (Tuesday). Here, we will introduce behind-the-scenes information about the production of the ending animation for Gump Suzuki’s documentary film “JUST FOR FUN, a once-in-a-lifetime chance. The story of a man who runs through his life”, as well as information on crossing Africa, through an actual rickshaw display and panel display.
Furthermore, from June 11th (Tuesday), Gump Suzuki’s 5 SMILES COFFEE goods will be sold exclusively at “ARUKU COFFEE & GALLERY” in stores. Please come and visit us as well.
Gump Suzuki introduction video
[Video 2: https://prtimes.jp/api/movieim.php?url=www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T89m3lfWec] profile

[Speaker] Gump Suzuki Real name | Yuji Suzuki
Representative Director, Just For Fun Co., Ltd.
A rickshaw traveler traveling around the world
[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/73876/21/resize/d73876-21-a8e4a476a786d3c15459-1.jpg&s3=73876-21-cea858708969ab06aef66e231683bf07-574×862.jpg] Born in Kyoto in 1990. He discovered rickshaws at the age of 23. While working as a rickshaw operator in Asakusa, in 2016 he has been taking on the world’s first rickshaw ride across five continents while posting videos on SNS, with the aim of interacting with people around the world using rickshaws, a part of Japanese culture. . He traveled to Asia, Europe, and Australia, but his trip across the United States was suspended due to the coronavirus. He returned to Japan temporarily and traveled 3,000km from Hokkaido to Okinawa while working on regional revitalization in each city, town, and village. After that, I started my journey across the United States from scratch and achieved my revenge by crossing 5,100km. He completed the Shikoku Pilgrimage in 2023, visiting 11 countries and regions so far, and has traveled over 20,000 km.

[Interviewer] Daisuke Yamazaki
Representative Director and Vice President of Mother House Co., Ltd.
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Born in Tokyo in 1980. After graduating from Keio University, he joined Goldman After working as an economist at Sachs Securities, he retired in 2007. Together with Eriko , a junior at university, he founded Mother House Co., Ltd., which delivers the potential of developing countries through manufacturing, and became vice president.
Representative director since March 2019. For half of the year, he was in charge of marketing and production management for the company, which now employs approximately 800 people, while traveling overseas, focusing on six production countries and three sales countries. Others: Outside director of Que Co., Ltd., outside director of Japan Blind Soccer Association, etc.

“Talk event with Gump Suzuki, a traveler who travels around the world in a rickshaw”
Saturday, June 8, 2024 12:30-13:30, 14:30-15:30
[Image 4: https://prtimes.jp/i/73876/21/resize/d73876-21-e20f7b337151c699f60c-3.jpg&s3=73876-21-47b04c697e844cc966d843b133530bbb-950×637.jpg] JUST FOR FUN Enjoy life and enjoy the journey
Gump Suzuki lives life simply.
How do you face life as a traveler who takes on challenges that no one else has achieved, and as a business owner?
In this event, we will explore the joys and hardships he overcame while making a documentary film across the United States, selling tickets by hand, and the hardships he overcame, as well as his feelings about taking on a new journey across the continent of Africa, full of nature. Masu.
[Image 5: https://prtimes.jp/i/73876/21/resize/d73876-21-0ef9327f034f93c69e62-4.jpg&s3=73876-21-455d55c693b4e53bc07df147268c0cd4-1001×564.jpg] In June 2024, we will take on a journey across Africa, starting from Kenya and traveling approximately 6,000km across the continent, full of nature, with a rickshaw, aiming for the goal of South Africa. 《Talk event overview》
This event will be held both offline (inside ARUKU COFFEE & GALLERY) and online. When applying, please choose whether to participate in-store or online.
Speaker/listener: Gump Suzuki, rickshaw traveler who travels around the world / Daisuke Yamazaki, Vice President of Mother House Co., Ltd. Date and time | Saturday, June 8, 2024
■Participate in store visits
Part 1 12:30-13:30 (60 minutes) Capacity: 20 people
Second part 14:30-15:30 (60 minutes) Capacity: 20 people
(The contents of each part are the same)
Venue | ARUKU COFFEE & GALLERY
Address: Murai Co., Ltd. 1st floor, 2-27-4 Kita-Otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Participation fee | 3,000 yen (tax included) for each part
Benefits for visiting the store|Common to all departments
□ Drinks
1 cup of specialty coffee hand drip ICE/HOT, cafe latte ICE/HOT, or additive-free apple juice
□ 5 SMILES COFFEE goods
You can quickly purchase Gump Suzuki’s original “5 SMILES COFFEE goods” which will be sold exclusively at “ARUKU COFFEE & GALLERY”. ■Online viewing participation
Part 1 12:30-13:30 (60 minutes)
Part 2 14:30-15:30 (60 minutes)
(The contents of each part are the same)
Participation fee | 2,000 yen (tax included) for each part
How to participate | Please apply from the URL below.
https://aruku-coffee-2.peatix.com/
“Gump Suzuki, a traveler who travels around the world in a rickshaw. Even after crossing America, the journey continues.”
[Image 6: https://prtimes.jp/i/73876/21/resize/d73876-21-a48fbe9b058b15fc5635-5.jpg&s3=73876-21-29622a28f1527a90847b8bc790b41a71-1053×704.jpg] This exhibit allows you to fully enjoy the charm of Gump Suzuki, where you can see the behind-the-scenes information about the ending animation production of the cross-America documentary film “JUST FOR FUN – Once in a Lifetime. The story of a man who runs through life” and cross-Africa information.
≪Exhibition overview≫
■Exhibition panel
□Ending animation production for documentary film across America □America-crossing documentary film screening venue
□Travel schedule and route across Africa
□Gump Suzuki Profile
■The actual rickshaw that crossed America
Period|Tuesday, June 4, 2024 to Saturday, September 6, 2024
Time|11:00 -18:00 *Store holidays: Sundays/holidays, irregular holidays on Mondays
Admission|Free
Location|ARUKU COFFEE & GALLERY
Address|Murai Co., Ltd. 1st floor, 2-27-4 Kita-Otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo ≪ 5 SMILES COFFEE Goods Sales ≫
From June 11th (Tuesday), Gump Suzuki’s original “5 SMILES COFFEE goods” will be sold in stores exclusively at “ARUKU COFFEE & GALLERY”. (Goods may change)
■5 SMILES COFFEE Long T-shirt – Price: 7,500 yen (tax included) ■5 SMILES COFFEE Short sleeve T-shirt – Price: 7,000 yen (tax included) Color: white/black
Size: S・M・L
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■5 SMILES COFFEE Tumbler – Price 2,000 yen (tax included)
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≪Other Gump Suzuki goods for sale≫
■Journey setup
・Journey Tops – Price: 5,800 yen (tax included)
・Journey pants – Price: 3,800 yen (tax included)
Color: white/black
Size: S, M, L, XL
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・”TRASCONTINENTAL” – Photo book across America – Price: 3,960 yen (tax included)
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■Keep Running Sticker Small (90x40mm) – Price: 500 yen (tax included)
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■AND Just For Fun Keychain – Price: 2,000 yen (tax included)
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· Notes
Please note that the content and schedule may change without notice due to circumstances.
· inquiry
Instagram|@aruku_coffee DM (direct message)
Email| info@shoesfit.com
TEL|03-3918-1005
Or please contact the store directly.
About “ARUKU COFFEE & GALLERY”
Opening in October 2022
A gallery with a new style cafe that provides an opportunity to make walking even more fun.
Murai Co., Ltd. has opened this store as a place where you can connect with the community and people through walking, drawing on the experience that Murai Co., Ltd. has accumulated over many years in the field of feet and shoes. We have a variety of products such as insoles, pads, and room shoes, and not only can you try them out, but you can also take a free foot shape measurement to find out the characteristics of your feet. Exhibitions and events on adventure, travel, and life with the theme of “walking” are held from time to time, and you can enjoy them while enjoying specialty coffee.
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Approximately 2 minutes walk from the north exit of Otsuka Station on the JR Yamanote Line
Approximately 2 minutes walk from Otsuka Ekimae Station on the Toden Arakawa Line
Approximately 9 minutes walk from Shin-Otsuka Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
■Business hours: 11:00-18:00
■Store holidays: Sundays/holidays, irregular holidays on Mondays ■Products available: Specialty coffee, insoles, pads, room shoes, etc. Free foot measurement
■Store area: Approximately 80 square meters
■Company overview
Company name: Murai Co., Ltd.
Founded: March 10, 1931 (Showa 6)
Address: [Head Office] 2-27-4 Kitaotsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0004 Capital: 100 million yen
Business details: Manufacture and sale of various parts and auxiliary materials for shoes, and shoe-related products for general consumers. Official website: https://e-murai.jp/
Online shop: https://shoesfit.com/
More details about this release:
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