It’s that time again! Free sake tasting for everyone!
On Sunday 10th we are offering the chance to taste Nakata Umeshu: a premium plum wine which is sweet and fruity. On Sunday 31st it’s Hakurou Hojyo‘s turn to be tasted: a light, clean tasting sake that’s delicious served cold or warm.
If you are planning a trip to get your favourite Japanesey things at Japan Centre over the May Day Bank holiday here are the opening times of our Piccadilly store, Toku Restaurant as well as our Online Shop.
This week’s newsletter is all about Kodomo no Hi, or Boy’s Day, which is a national holiday in Japan held every year on the 5th of May. The day is set aside to celebrate children’s happiness as well as wishing that they will grow up healthy and strong. It is customary for families, especially those with sons, to fly carp-shaped flags outside as it is thought to drive away bad spirits.
If you would like to experience a little of bit of Japan in London over the Easter Bank holiday here are the opening times of our Piccadilly store, Toku Restaurant as well as our Online Shop.
Following the success of last month’s Sake tasting event, we’ve have decided to do it every month! This April we have two days, each with two different sake on offer.
Although our sake shop has moved from the basement to our main food shop, it still boasts a wide selection of Japanese rice wine, plum wine, beer and spritzers. For one day only, we are offering a unique sake tasting experience of two premium quality wines. It’s free too, so there’s no excuse not to come along.
At the Royal Academy of Arts. 21 March – 7 June 2009
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) is considered one of the greatest Japanese print artists. Prolific and multi-talented, Kuniyoshi portrayed the historic heroes of Japan’s warrior past and through masterful storytelling kept alive the great myths and legends.