【Kagoshima】Retroft Chitose: A Repurposed Space for Artists & Events In Meizan-cho, close to Kagoshima city hall, there is an area still strongly retaining its Showa era townscape, where a certain multi-use building stands. The building’s name is “Retroft Chitose”. At a glance you would think it is just an old building, but once you enter you will notice that it is a unique, quirky space filled with many old books and art.
This time, I will report about the renovated building “Retroft Chitose”, which is also gathering attention from overseas visitors. I will introduce the history of its origins, features of the tenant shops, and the husband-wife owners/managers of the building, and their thoughts.