Archive for October, 2009

The Taste of Real Sake in Kyoto: Sake Bar Asakura (with Fluent English Service)

The Taste of Real Sake in Kyoto: Sake Bar Asakura (with Fluent English Service)

“Welcome to the world of REAL SAKE!! Have you ever tasted fruity, rich flavored sake, unpasteurized sake, red sake, amber colored 20+ year old vintage sake? More than 50 kinds of sake is waiting for you… at Nihonshu Sake Bar Asakura”, reads the sign outside. I’m in! How about you? The Taste of Real Sake …

Kyoto Kitayama Lumberjack Sushi

Kyoto Kitayama Lumberjack Sushi

To make this sushi, in addition to a kitchen, a woodshop is required! Masakazu Hatadan runs a bento and catering shop in the rural mountain village of Keihoku an hour drive up from the ancient capital. This is Kitayama Sugi (cedar) country and a station town on the old Saba-kaido (Mackerel Highway). Several years ago …

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