Have you ever tried Kiki-zake?
“Kiki‐zake” means tasting various kinds of Japanese sake to make comparisons.
In the sake brewery, they do Kiki‐zake as a sensory analysis.
You will learn how to taste sake and find your favorite sake if you try it.
On 5th August, we are going to have an event related with Japanese sake.
It calls “Enjoy Nippon-shu!!”. In this event you can do Kiki-zake.
This event is for people from overseas and we think it is great opportunity to have many people know the goodness of Japanese sake through this event. There will be buffet style finger food which go with each sake.
We will have a special guest who is the owner of Nakaune sake shop, Mr Nakaune.
Because of that you can buy favorite sake that you find from Kiki‐zake.
<<< EVENT INFORMATION >>>
* DATE : 5th August 4:00PM – 6:00PM
* PLACE : Hotel Kanra Kyoto “kanra lounge” (1F)
* FEE: JPY 3,000- (JPY2,500 reserve before the event day)
* RESERVE: Mail to “firstname.lastname@example.org”,
please put mail subject “Nippon-shu”
We all are very looking forward to seeing in this exciting event.
How to enjoy rainy season in Japan
Now is the rainy season called “Tsuyu” in early summer in Japan.
Generally, it lasts from the beginning of June to the middle of July.
It doesn’t rain every day during Tsuyu.
We experience various kinds of rain such as sprinkle, heavy rain and sometimes rainstorm.
You might think Tsuyu is not good season for trip in Japan.
Even though rainy season, we have a traditional Japanese habit.
One of the habit is Tanabata that is the Star Festival in English.
Tanabata was born from the legend of Orihime and Hikoboshi.
Tanabata started to celebrate their once-a-year-reunion, it held on 7th July.
We display bamboo grass for Tanabata.
We write each wish on a strip of paper and hang it on the bamboo grass.
The strips of paper used to write wishes are called Tanzaku.
It is said that a wish comes true by writing it on Tanzaku.
However, it is also said that a wish doesn’t come true if Orihime and Hikoboshi can’t meet because of the rain.
Please write your wishes and hang on the bamboo grass at hotel kanra kyoto.