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SAKE FOR DECEMBER – KOTSUZUMI “HANAFUBUKI”

– Dec 1, 2020 – KOTSUZUMI “HANAFUBUKI” Nishiyama Brewery (Hyogo, Japan) Established in 1849, Nishiyama Brewery is in its 6th generation and the sake-making tradition has been passed down from generation to generation for over 170 years. Most of the sake is made from rice grown by local farmers however, in their estate paddies, a…

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Japanese Culture – Oh-misoka

– Dec 1, 2020 – Oh-misoka means the end of year, particularly December 31. Winter break in schools usually starts a few days before Christmas Day and ends around January 7. Although the majority of Japanese people are Buddhists, the country is filled with Christmas decoration until Christmas Day. Then most decorations are swiftly switched…

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FISH IN SEASON – Buri (Wild Yellowtail)

– Dec 1, 2020 – Buri (Wild Yellowtail) is harvested in the sea surrounding Japan and is considered the king of winter fish. This is the reason why Buri appears so frequently in our newsletter and at our sushi bar! Buri is known as Shusseuo, or advancement fish, which is recognized with a different name…

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FISH IN SEASON – Saba (Mackerel)

– Nov 1, 2020 – Popular for years in Japan, even at the time when the preservation technology was not widely available, various measures were taken to make Saba last longer by marinating it with salt or vinegar. Then the flavors were refined to enjoy Saba in the most delicious way possible, from nigiri, sashimi,…

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SAKE FOR NOVEMBER – Dewazakura Yuki-Manman

– Nov 1, 2020 – With a 45% rice polishing ratio, enjoy this month’s sake with its sharp and crispy touch, and fruity finish. Although it is a little dry by classification, it has a wonderful balance of taste and a noble texture, so even those who drink sake for the first time can enjoy…

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JAPANESE CULTURE – Shichi-go-san

– Nov 1, 2020 – During Shichi-go-san celebrations children wear kimono and go to a shrine. At that time, they hold in their hands a Chitose-ame, which is a candy representing the child’s wish for a long life of good health. The official day of Shichi-go-san is November 15th, but in modern times, to avoid…

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