Last night I dropped by the opening reception for the new United Bamboo shop in Aoyama (behind Omotesando Hills), along with the new Masamichi Katayama-designed Pinceau store, located in the same building. The United Bamboo store has a sort of gallery concept, which gives it a livelier feel than the Daikanyama store. I don’t know much about Pinceau Omotesando, but Katayama was in attendance, and it was nice getting to meet him. This was followed by a party at Montoak, where drinks and hors d’oeuvres were aplenty, which meant for good — if crowded — fun. Apologies for the lack of photos, as I didn’t have my camera with me.