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Have a VIP Dinner with a Top Chef in Tokyo This March 2017!

If you’re up for a VIP night or would like to treat yourself after a stressful week, you should check out L’effervescence. This is a Michelin-starred restaurant nestled in a secluded place along the Nishi Azabu (西麻布) area of Tokyo. L’effervescence is hidden among low-rise residential buildings and is rather far back from the street,…

Discover the Magic of Akita at the Kanto Summer Festival!

Akita (秋田) is a prefecture famous for its rice, beautiful women, and its annual summer event, the Kanto Festival (竿燈祭り), which is held every year to pray for a good rice harvest. Let’s find out more about this incredibly fun event! Kanto Festival Akita City in Akita Prefecture is located in Japan’s northwest region called…

The International Wine Challenge is Coming to Japan! Who Will Win the Sake Champion Title?

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is the most comprehensive and influential wine tasting competition in the world. It is host to many tasting challenges which give companies the chance to promote their award-winning wines. This coming May 2016, the 10th International Wine Challenge Sake Competition (a collaboration between Sake Samurai Association and International Wine Challenge)…

5 Key Differences Between Wine and Sake

Sake is a traditional fermented rice beverage in Japan that contains alcohol. On the other hand, wine is an internationally well-known alcoholic drink made from fermented grapes or other types of fruit. Fans of alcoholic beverages may be interested to know more differences between the two drinks. 1. Aging Value 21food.com/ There are many types…

Check Out the Latest Sake Kit Kat at Craft Sake Week in February!

In the land of amazing sake, it is no surprise that they have come up with the ultimate kit kat flavor here in Japan – you guessed it, sake! The first Kit Kat to feature this rice-based alcoholic drink became widely available on February 1, 2015. Just in time for lovebirds to enjoy a fine…

The Latest in Bizarre but Tasty Japanese Kit Kat Flavors: Sake Kit Kats!

Even though Kit Kat is a brand of chocolates originally from the United Kingdom, Japan is known for its wide assortment of Kit Kat flavors which are unique and cannot be found in other parts of the world. Some of the flavors that have been produced by Nestle Japan include edamame (soybean), matcha (green tea),…

Kagami Biraki: A Traditional Ceremony to Open Sake Barrels

Have you heard of a Japanese traditional ceremony known as kagami biraki? Kagami means “mirror” while biraki means “to open” so kagami biraki means “opening the mirror”. How does one open a mirror exactly? Actually, the Japanese people do not open mirrors during this ceremony. There are two versions of kagami biraki – one where…

Sake, An Integral Part of Japanese Cuisine

Sake is a well known Japanese alcoholic beverage that is made of fermented rice, koji, and water. It normally uses the process of fermentation and filtration process. It is truly an integral part of the Japanese cuisine. Sake is the national beverage in Japan and it is even served with a special ceremony. It is…
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