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New Year will be soon upon us again and that means it’s time for some traditional Japanese celebrations! New Year, called Shōgatsu in Japanese is one of the most important festivals of the year with plenty of tasty food and drink, as well as a fantastic variety of interesting customs.
If you want to experience some of the fun that happens during the Japanese New Year celebrations, why not join us at Japan Centre and get involved. There’s free samples to be had to make it even more tempting.:)

Heralding from the city of Kumamoto, KOHRO sake is world renowned for its sublime quality. Japan Centre boss Tak Tokumine claims it is “every sake drinkers last wish before they die” – a definite upgrade from the usual horlicks we reckon. Now we’ve sailed it around the world and are offering it to you lucky blighters here in Blighty. Consider yourself a sake superstar? You NEED to try this…

As we all know only too well, Japanese cuisine is some of the ruddy best on the whole planet. But did you know that there are countless examples of regional specialities all over the country? This year, Japan Centre is bringing the best of Chugoku Region to you lucky kids in the UK! Read on for more info.