Since its foundation in 1752, the Daishichi Sake Brewery, located in the historical castle town of Nihonmatsu, has been handcrafting superb sake in the most natural and traditional way, called “Kimoto method.” Daishichi has also developed the innovative superflat rice-polishing technique, which results in sake of optimal purity. These two aspects together lead to a characteristic sake which is rich and complex, but also elegant and stylish. Longer than usual maturation adds extra depth of taste and smoothness. Daishichi receives high acclaim both in Japan and abroad and matches well with a wide variety of international cuisines, including hearty dishes.
1929 saw Osaka, the famed “City of Commerce”, welcomed the opening of Hankyu Department Store – the first such store to be built into a transport terminal building. Over the coming years, courtesy of the love and affection of its customers – especially those from West Japan – Hankyu would grow into a department store emblematic of Japan as a whole.
After a seven-year rebuilding project, a brand new Hankyu Umeda Main Store opened its doors in 2012.
Reborn as an ultra-modern department store, effectively a source of information about modern lifestyle, Hankyu Umeda Main Store is now drawing admirers from all over the world.
Soft carbon, a new material that has changed the concept of carbon. Hard images have been eliminated and replaced by something softer than natural luxury leather, and with a supple, luxurious texture.
Planning and development were carried out in France and Japan, and the brand-name material, a fusion of good materials and technique, has been launched out of Japan—with its insistence on beautiful materials——to the rest of the world via material creation office "hide kasuga 1896".
The Isetan Mitsukoshi Group is a retail store group mainly operating department stores with highest sales in Japan. Its three flagship stores in Tokyo are Isetan Shinjuku Store, with the highest sales in Japan, Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, and Ginza Mitsukoshi with the most number of foreign tax free customers. Along with these 3 stores, all 25 department stores around the country look forward to meeting customers from overseas.
Traditional Crafts of Japan come in various colors and shapes and are used in many ways.
Created with traditional techniques over a century old, these crafts remain part of our daily life.
To ensure that traditional crafts from all over Japan continue to be a treasured part of our life for future generations, we have gathered a wide selection of the “here and now” of the Traditional Crafts of Japan, from fine pieces made with unsurpassed techniques to highly stylish items.
Kanazawa is well known for its three geisha districts: Nishi, Kazuemachi, and the most well-preserved, Higashi Chayagai. Kaikaro, the largest geisha house in the Higashi Chayagai district, is designated as a historical architectural structure built in 1820. The beautiful lacquered staircase and golden tatami room are a must-see! For perfect hospitality, we entertain only one group per night. All lamps in the whole building are lit for our guests. Our head chef, who is entitled a master of Japanese cuisine, shows his talent through stunning Kanazawa’s dishes. Our local sake brewed with Kanazawa’s pure water is both refreshing and pleasing. Enjoy beautiful dance and music performed by our lovely entertainers. Traditional performance, excellent cuisine, and high-class hospitality bring you fairytale to life!
Kateigaho International Japan Edition magazine lets you discover the fascinating diversity of contemporary Japan as seen from the inside, in living color. Authentic reporting and lavish photography bring new travel destinations, inspiring traditions, modern lifestyle ideas, and the latest in the arts and popular culture directly to you twice a year, in March and September.
Published by Sekai Bunka Publishing, Inc.
The Ando Japanese Doll shop, the “Best Hina-Doll Maker in Japan”.
Awarded “Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon” in 1964, “Medal with Yellow Ribbon” in 1988
and “Skillful Artisan” by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare in 2001.
We offer you the one and the onｌｙ real Hina dolls in the world.
Every single doll made at our shop looks different from each other.
You can choose the kind of face, the type of dressing, and the size of the doll as you like.
Taste the wonder of japan's natural world
Our sake is an appreciation of nature's gifts.
Is This Wine? No, This is Tea.
A New Standard in Luxury Tea.
Whether enjoyed while relaxing at home or as a pairing for fine cuisine at a top class restaurant,
Royal Blue Tea is an original taste experience of outstanding quality
on a par with the best of wine and champagne.
The finest teas, to be enjoyed at any time, anywhere, by anybody.
Experience a new level of luxury with Royal Blue Tea.
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