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Must-visits on a trip to Kyoto – 4 selected bars and cafés for good Japanese Sake

If you have come to Japan and are visiting Kyoto, you should enjoy and be immersed into the atmosphere unique to Japanese culture. On top of that, wouldn’t it be perfect if you can enjoy the great atmospheres of shops where you can taste good sake?

This time we’d like to introduce 4 selected sophisticated bars […]

Does French food go well with Japanese sake?

Every county has its own cuisine and its best match alcoholic drink, for example, wine with French food, Japanese sake with Japanese food, and Shaoxingjiu for Chinese food.
However, recently Japanese sake is gaining more and more reputation in France.

It is kind of a marriage of French food and Japanese sake. This combination is growingly imported […]

“Sake bomb” – The right way to drink and have fun while partying

When it comes to drinking, there are many ways to enjoy alcohol – drinking alone or quietly with your friends, to getting wild with others at a party.

For whatever reasons, most people think that Japanese sake must be enjoyed quietly and elegantly, but there is also a way to get a little wild while drinking […]

The autumn is the best season for Japanese Sake “Hiyaoroshi”

The autumn is the best season for Japanese Sake “Hiyaoroshi”

Do you know if Japanese Sake has the best season? We tend to think that Sake can be drunk all year round, but there are types of Japanese Sake that can be shipped only during “certain periods.”
This time we’d like to introduce the in-season Japanese Sake […]

WHAT IS IMARI WARE?

Imari Ware is…

Created approximately 400 years ago, it is Japan’s first porcelain.
At that time, craftsmen from the Korean Peninsula settled in the Arita passed on the techniques of ceramics. Proceeding in Kakiemon adding unique colors to successfully create the enameled wares, as they were known.
Hard and difficult to break, yet thin and light, Imari Ware […]

WHAT IS NOUSAKU?

nousaku
In the hot summer, cold Sake refreshes you, and in the winter, hot Sake for warms you. One of the delights of Sake is it can be enjoyed in all of the season. Of course, there are other delights Sake brings, such as indulging in Sake from a sakazuki with your loved ones and great […]

FOUR SEASONS SAKE SET GLASSWARE (Tsugaru Vidro)

We have noticed there is an increase among Sake drinkers becoming particular about Sake set used when enjoying delicious Sake. From glass pieces to wooden ones, Sake sets are made from many materials. Among the different Sake set manufacturers, have you ever heard of Tsugaru Vidro, a very popular Sake set manufacturer here in Japan?

The […]

HOW TO DRINK OUT OF MASU(Square Sake Box)

If you have ever been to a small Izakaya (Sake bar in Japan) and ordered a glass of Sake, you might have seen a waiter giving you a Sake glass inside a square wooden box and pouring Sake until the Sake overflows and spills into the wooden box. That box is called Masu (枡). You might […]

WHAT IS MEANT BY THE JAPANESE TASTING SENSATION UMAMI?

When describing the delicious sensation of Japanese sake, we often hear the word umami. Most people have a fuzzy idea of what umami means, but aren’t we curious as to the actual meaning of this word?
Umami is not used only to describe how delicious sake is. It has a concrete composition. In this article, we […]

A BEAUTIFUL PATTERN BLOOMS. TRADITIONAL HAND CRAFTS OF SATSUMA KIRIKO

 

◆ What is exactly the glass technique of the Kiriko that is still being very popular
 

The glass products of Kiriko are still very popular and has got huge fans in Japan.

It shows a unique pattern with cuts when processing the glass. Many of them are mainly being cutting off the corners of cubes.

Satsuma Kiriko and […]