TENOHA & | TASTE – Hakken Menu the return, episode 3 e 4

Let's go on with our culinary journey through the prefectures of Japan together with TENOHA Milano and move on to the 3rd and 4th step, with two special recipes from the Hakken menu:

#3 Yaki Udon & Takoyaki

September 16 - September 29: Yaki Udon & Takoyaki - Osaka Prefecture

Osaka loves street food and if we talk about street food we talk about Takoyaki the famous balls of fried batter stuffed with octopus. The Takoyaki accompanied by the Yaki Udon will take us right to Osaka! Not only a unique taste that you can only find here in TENOHA Milano, but also something truly traditional.

#4 Gyukatsu

September 30 - October 13: Gyukatsu - Tokyo Prefecture

From Tokyo comes the Gyukatsu, a crunchy beef cutlet with various toppings. Cooking is medium and it will surely drive you crazy. Because you might not have any idea of what the real Japanese beef is, right?

What are you waiting for? The new traditional Japanese dishes are waiting for you here, at TENOHA in via Vigevano 18, Milan! Obviously we at Japan Italy Bridge do not let them escape. Will you come and tell us personally what you think?

Also, don't forget the stamp collection! If you arrive at 6 Hakken you can get a special gift ... how many stamps do you need? Who will discover the TENOHA Milan gift?

Info

Further information: https://www.tenoha.it/taste/hakken-continue-2/
Cost: 16,00 €

TENOHA Milano
Via Vigevano, 18, 20144 Milano


Japan Italy Bridge interviews: Kenta Kambara and Nobuyuki Arai

今回の『Japan Italy Bridge Interviews』は車椅子ダンサーかんばらけんた氏(神原健太) と映像監督新井延幸氏のインタビューです。お二人は前回の特集したGerbera Designの「KUDEN by TAKAHIRO SATO」とコラボ企画を行われました。完成PVは間もなく配信することになりますが、この際、お二人はその撮影のきっかけや経験についてを語ります。

JIB: まず、ちょっと自己紹介してください。
K: かんばらけんたです。「二分脊椎症」という障害を持って生まれ、フリーの車椅子ダンサーとして活動しています。
システムエンジニアとしても働きつつ、大道芸や空中芸のパフォーマーとしても活動しており、2016 年にリオパラリンピックの閉会式に出演しました。

A: 新井延幸と申します。写真専攻で大学を卒業した後、ドイツやチェコに渡り写真を撮り続け、2014年より本格的にフォトグラファーとして活動を始めました。2017 年より映像制作にも取り掛かり、2018 年から travel ビデオグラファーとしても活動しています。

JIB: KUDENとの繋がりのきっかけは?
K: きっかけは、最初は知り合いから出演をお願いしますと言われて、その後に佐藤さんから直接熱くて長いメッセージを頂いて出演が決まったという感じですね。
結構忙しい時期で、映像出演も多い時期だったので少し迷ったのですが、熱いメッセージを読んだのと、気になっていた撮影時期も柔軟に対応できるということで「じゃあ受けよう」と決めました。

A: 元々ダンサーのかんばらくんと知り合いだったので、彼から作品作りに参加しないかという話を聞きました。佐藤さんとは当時は面識はなかったんですけど、僕が作った映像をYoutubeで見てくださって、それで僕にお話をくれたということで、佐藤さんとはそこからがスタートです。

JIB: 今回のコラボレーションについてもっと教えてください。
K: 佐藤さんからオファーを受けて、ブランドコンセプトを伝えてもらって、新井くんから絵コンテをもらって、それを元に僕はダンサーとして振り付けを考えました。
この映像は衣装がメインなので「衣装を目立たせる動きは何なんだろう?」と。風に揺れてるような雰囲気だと服の特徴が出るかなと思って、手を上げて袂に風が当たるようにしたり、そういう風をキャッチできる動きや、ふわっとした動きみたいなものはどんなものかな?と。
あとは自分自身の今まで持ってる振り付けや技だったりを組み合わせて、現地の地形を見ながら「(新井くんが選んだ)この場所で踊るなら」というのものを重要視しました。

A: Samurai Mode Jacket自体もそうですし、佐藤さんには沢山熱い思いがあるなと思ったので、そんな中で自分がメチャクチャ好きな物を作っちゃっていいのか?と言うのも考えました。
勿論最終的に自分が好きなものを作るんですけど、佐藤さんが何を見ているのか、というの事に思いを巡らせました。例えば、ちょうど撮影の前に、悲しいお話ですけれど、縫製工場さんがなくなってしまったっていうお話を聞いたので、そんな佐藤さんのこの服に込めた思いを映像でも表現出来たらなと思いました。そしてその思いを表現するのがかんばらくんの動きなので、どうやったらかんばらくんの動きが大きく見えるんだろうと?と考えました。広大な場所で、自然の模様だったりテクスチャーがしっかりと出るような場所を撮影場所にも選びました。そういうところからアイディアをもらって作品を作りましたね。
Samurai Mode Jacket、かんばらくんの動き、佐藤さんの思い、そういった”発想の素”になるものが沢山あって、それを組み立てて映像にした、という感じです。

JIB: このPVでKUDENと協力したい理由は?
K: 先程も触れたんですけど、佐藤さんから直接頂いたメッセージを読んでやってみたいと思ったから、ですかね。本当に熱くて、長いメッセージだったので(笑)僕もありがたいことに、スケジュール的にも出来る仕事の量も限られているんですけど、やはり気持ちのある人と一緒に面白いことがやれるチャンスだと思ったので。

A: 実はこの作品を制作する前にかんばらくんと何度か映像を撮った事があったんです。その映像を佐藤さんが見てくれたんですけど…その時は簡単に撮ったということもあって、「またちゃんと撮りたいね」ってかんばらくんと二人で話していたんです。そんなかんばらくんから「新しい作品のお話がある」っていうことで連絡がきたので、是非やってみたいと思って参加しました。
佐藤さんとはその後会ってお話をさせていただくうちに、凄く熱い思いを持った人だなということを感じて。僕から見たら佐藤さんは年上で大先輩なんですけど、そんな佐藤さんが「僕で遊んでください」と言ってくれたので、かんばらくんと佐藤さんと映像を作ったら、率直に言って面白いものができると思いましたね。

JIB: この撮影をした後、この経験はどう思いますか?
K: 出来上がった映像を見ていただいたらわかる通り、結構大変でした(笑)凄い雨も降ってきましたしね。でもだからこそ出来た映像でもあるし、今となってはあの雨のおかげで出来た事というのもあったし、やっぱり楽しかったです。大変でしたけど、それも楽しかったですね。

A: 僕は毎回撮影では凄く緊張するんです。なので今回も最初から、結構プレッシャーでしたね。僕は何もないところから作品作りをするというより、今回だったら頭のなかでかんばらくんに何回も何回も踊ってもらって、そこでどんな曲が合うかを選んだんですけれど、もう何日も家にこもって、何十曲、何百曲と聞きました。
「恥ずかしいものは出せない!」みたいな気持ちも勿論ありますし。撮影当日でも、撮った映像を見直しながら「どうしたら更にいいものになるのか」っていうこと考えてました。
かんばらくんとは以前も一緒に撮影をしたことがあったんですけど、その時から、かんばらくんが現場で「それは出来ないな」と言ったところを見たことがなかったので、僕も「ああやってほしい」「もっとほしい」と色んな要求をついつい出してしまって。でもやっぱり、かんばらくんは応えてくれちゃうんです(笑)天気も良くなかったですけど、素晴らしいものができたと思います。

JIB: 今後の活動は?皆さんはまた一緒に何かをしませんか?
K: 今後も、ずっと面白いことをしていたいですね。具体的な目標でいうと2020年の東京オリンピック・パラリンピックの開閉会式で踊れたらいいなと思っています。
特にオリンピックですね。今はオリンピックに車椅子で出られる競技はないんですけど閉会式とかは車椅子でも出る権利があるので。
自分で「車椅子だからパラリンピック」というような枠を作るんじゃなくて、オリンピックをちゃんと視野に入れて、よりパラリンピックに興味を持ってもらうためにオリンピックで踊る、というのは凄く意味があることだと思います。
このチームでまた映像が撮れたら…もちろんやりたいです。やりたいんですけど、「さあ果たして今回以上のものを作れるか?」と、自分が今回以上の振り付けができるか自信があるかと言われると100%あるわけではないです。それほど今回の映像には満足というか、想像以上のものができたと思っています。

A: 映像を撮っていくと、自分なりのルールが出来てくるんですけど、ものづくりをしていると「ルールって関係ないな」って思わせてくれるんです。なので、毎回今まで作ったものは忘れて、新鮮な気持ちで、ルールややり方にとらわれずにどんどん新しいものを作っていきたいなと思います。
このPVは僕の中でも凄くいいものが出来たと思うんですけど、勿論次に作る映像は更に素晴らしいもの、素晴らしいものに、と思いながら作っていますから、次回作も確実に素晴らしいものが作れると思います。
第2弾は具体的にいつ。どんなものを、というよりは、佐藤さんやかんばらくんのその時の気持ちを、それこそ新鮮な気持ちで見て、感じて、映像に活かせたらいいなと思います。

JIB: JIBのブログのため、日本とイタリアの関係は個人的にどう思いますか?
K: イタリアと日本の関係は、仲が悪いわけでは無いけど、すごく仲が良いということも無い印象があります。 でも、日本人はイタリア料理が大好きです。 もちろん自分もイタリア料理が大好きです。 イタリアに行ったことがないですが、いつか行きたいです。 そして出来るなら踊れると嬉しいです!

A: イタリアはファッションや料理、車などとてもかっこいいイメージがありまして、日本人はたくさんいい影響を受けています。
また個人的なことでは、イタリア人社長の下で働いた経験もあり、とてもユニークでスマートで親切、親しみやすいイメージがあり、彼の結婚式にイタリアまで行ったことがありましたが、日本の結婚式と比べて堅苦しくなくみんなで楽しもうという雰囲気がありました。
ブライダルの撮影で、いろんな結婚式を見て来ましたがその中でも、この結婚式はかなり色濃く頭に残っています。
もっともっとイタリアのスタイルを見ていい影響を受けていきたいですし、イタリア人から僕のようにいい影響を受けている日本人も少なくないと思います。
このように僕自身たくさんイタリアからいい影響をもらっていますが、果たして日本人はイタリアには何かいい影響を与えられてるのかはまだまだ分からないので、今後もビデオグラファーとして、情報を発信いて行く者として、日本のいいとこもイタリアに届けていければと思います。今回の映像もその中の一つで日本の着物からインスピレーションを受けたジャケットを羽織ったかんばらけんた君が刀を振るように戦い踊る姿勢の中に日本人の侍の雰囲気まで伝わればと思います。

JIB: 最後に、読者にメッセージを。
K: イタリアの方にこの動画を観ていただけると思うと興奮しています。 言語ではないダンスだからこそ、伝わる何かがあると嬉しいです。

A: 自分の作った映像が国を超えてたくさんの人に見ていただけることをとても嬉しく思います!
またこのチームで次回作を撮る話も出てきているので、これを機に僕たちのこれからの活動も注目していただけると嬉しいです。今後もいいものを発信していきますので期待していてください。

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TENOHA & | TASTE - GIN DAYS

A great new initiative to spend special evenings: TENOHA CINEMA – AMERICA & JAPAN. Starting September 22nd, TENOHA Milano is offering a film review for all fans of Japan.

Although the relationship between America and Japan has never been among the most peaceful, TENOHA Milano is launching an initiative that sees the two realities together in a huge event under the name of PATRIOTISM.

Letters from Iwo Jima – Clint Eastwood (2007)

Sunday 22nd September - 7.30pm

Letters from Iwo Jima is a film directed by Clint Eastwood, which deals with the theme of the battle of Iwo Jima during the Second World War from the point of view of the Japanese army. The director's previous film, Flags of Our Fathers, considers the same battle from the point of view of American troops. The subject is taken from the novel Picture Letters from Commander in Chief by Tadamichi Kuribayashi. Letters from Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers represent the homage that Eastwood wanted to dedicate to the fallen of both sides. From the struggle remain the letters that had been sent to the families, full of the emotions and families of the combatants.

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Silk – Francois Girard (2007)

Sunday 29 September - 7.30 pm

In 1861, an epidemic is destroying silkworm farms across the country. This is why the breeder Hervé Joncour decides to go to Japan in search of new healthy specimens for his breeding. But a meeting takes him away not only from his reality but also from his family and above all from his wife Hélène.

NOTE: prohibited for children under 16 years

Booking opening: Coming soon

L’ultimo samurai – Edward Zwick (2003)

Sunday 13 October - 7.30 pm

Captain Nathan Algren is given the assignment by the Japanese Empire to train Emperor Meiji's army to eliminate rebel samurai. This job is a way for him to make money and escape from a terrible memory. In Japan, Algren discovers a world in the continuous race of technological and commercial modernity contrasting with the millenary culture of a people dedicated to the philosophy and ideological war of the samurai.

Booking opening: Coming soon

Info

Where: Via Vigevano 18, 20144 Milano
Cost: 3,50€
Limited Seats: 50
Info: info@tenoha.it

More informationi: https://www.tenoha.it/upcoming/movie/cinema-americanigiappone/


Van Gogh and Japan

Japan has always had an important artistic history and many Western artists have taken inspiration from the culture of the Rising Sun, not least Van Gogh.

As evidence of this, today we are talking about "Van Gogh and Japan" an exclusive documentary film that will be in theaters on 16th, 17th and 18th September.

Van Gogh e il Giappone

The plot

Thanks to the artist's letters and the testimonies of his contemporaries, this documentary reveals the fascinating story of the intense and visceral connection between Van Gogh and Japanese art. In fact, although Van Gogh had never visited this country, he was extremely influenced in his works by the art of the Rising Sun.
In addition to investigating the trend of the Japonisme, Van Gogh and Japan will guide us through the art of the calligrapher Tomoko Kawao and the performative artist Tatsumi Orimoto to fully understand the spirit and characteristics of the art of the Rising Sun.

Van Gogh e il Giappone Van Gogh e il Giappone

At the end of the Edo period, in 1868, Japan went through a phase of opening up to the West. In this period in fact, Paris was flooded with everything that was Japanese. From decorative objects to colorful ukiyo-e prints, and much more.

Van Gogh, fascinated by all the elements of this extraordinary culture, focused on how they could be adapted to the search for a new point of view. He read the descriptions of Japan, filled his room with prints and studied Japanese works carefully. The female figures in the gardens or on the shore, on flowers, trees and twisted branches attracted the artist's attention. Van Gogh appreciated the lines and compositional purity of these works, so much so as to make them an essential source of inspiration for his painting.

Van Gogh e il Giappone Van Gogh e il Giappone  

The Great Art in the Cinema

The film is part of "La Grande Arte al Cinema", an original and exclusive project by Nexo Digital that since its debut to date has already brought 2 million viewers to the cinema.

In 2019 Grande Arte al Cinema is distributed exclusively in Italy by Nexo Digital with media partners Radio Capital, Sky Arte and MYmovies.it.


(Italiano) Il Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri e l'euforia dilagante

Let's return to talk about Japanese festivals and today we talk about the Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri.

Every year, generally during a weekend in mid-September, the streets of Kishiwada, a small town near Osaka, are invaded by the fervor and euphoria for the Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri (岸和田だんじ祭).

Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri

photo credits: airfrance.co.za, mainichi.jp

The celebrations originated in 1703, by the daimyō Okabe Nagayasu (部長泰). He prayed to the Shintoist gods for a bountiful harvest and this is still the meaning of the festival. However, what makes this celebration special is that it is a speed race pulling the danjiri.

Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri

photo credits: Justin Yoshida

Danjiri are traditional wooden structures, carved and finely decorated by skilled carpenters and local sculptors. These wagons have the form of small shrines containing the deities and, during the days of the festival, they are precisely dragged through the streets of the neighborhood. Given their weight (they can exceed 3 quintals), the festival is also considered a moment to demonstrate one's courage. In fact, these structures must be towed with only the help of ropes and at full speed!

Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri

Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri

Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri

photo credits: Justin Yoshida, Justin Yoshida, japan-magazine.jnto.go.jp, MJY-shogun, Justin Yoshida

Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri celebrations

During the festival celebrations, there are 35 danjiri involved, each of them being pulled by a team, representing the respective district of the city. At the control of the structure, on its top, there is the daiku-gata (大工方, master craftsman) whose wild dance serves as encouragement for his team and the crowd. Given the stunts in which he engages, the master craftsman risks his life constantly, but not only this! As we can easily imagine, this festival is also dangerous for all other participants due to the danjiri's dizzying speed. The wood splinters left behind and the fact that you have to elbow your way in to follow them is a danger to the crowd. Four hours of breathless running that ends with a big drinking moment around this wagon, to which dozens of paper lanterns are hung.

Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri

photo credits: rove.me, Gavin Kealy

More than 500,000 visitors come to Kishiwada to experience the thrill of this celebration, what do you think? Do you find this parade electrifying?


Bringing Japan to Italy: episode 09 - Codice Bianco

A few months ago, in conjunction with the Novegro comics festival, we had the opportunity to interview Codice Bianco. For this ninth episode of 『Bringing Japan to Italy』, the artist specializing in sculptures and origami speaks to our microphones.

Codice Bianco kindly granted us this exclusive interview for Japan Italy Bridge to help promote and share more and more Japanese culture. Furthermore, we talk about how the art of creating origami has spread in Italy over the last ten years.

Special Thanks: Associazione Ocha Caffè


The city of Nara and its deers, a must see destination

We continue our journey in Japan and today we move to Nara. Capital of the homonymous prefecture, the city of Nara is located in the Kansai region. Located north of the prefecture, its borders are adjacent to those of the Kyoto prefecture.

Nara

photo credits: lensonjapan, Blondinrikard Fröberg

With eight temples, ruins of past periods and the famous deers, Nara remains not only one of the most beautiful cities in Japan but also one of the most popular destinations for tourists. During the Nara period, the city was the capital of Japan and the emperor lived here before moving the headquarters to Kyoto.

The Heian period

During this period, a large source of theories was proposed for the origin of the name Nara.

Nara and The Nihon Shoki theory

The Chronicles of Japan, the second oldest book on classical Japanese history, says that the word Nara comes from narasu (to be flat, to level). According to this theory, in September of the tenth year of Emperor Sujin, some rebels climbed the Nara-yama. Here with the imperial forces, they joined together to lay down trees and plants and that is why the mountain is called Nara-yama. Being the most ancient testimony, it also has references in the folk culture. In fact, it is considerered the historical etymology by many scholars.

Nara

photo credits: x768, whity

Nara and the "flat land" theory

Designed by Kunio Yanagita in 1936, this is the most accepted theory at the moment. In fact, this proposal attests that “the topographical conformity of a relatively flat area between a mountain called Taira in eastern Japan and hae in southern Kyushu, is called naru in the Chūgoku and Shikoku region of central Japan. This word gives origin to the verb narasu and to the adverb and adjective narushi”.

Moreover, this theory is also supported by some words inserted in reference to a flat area with the name of naru and naro in many dialects . To further support this proposal, we also find the adjective narui, which is not strictly in Japanese standards, but we find it in use in the central areas of the country. The meaning of this word corresponds in fact to "kind", "gentle slopes" or "easy".

To further support this theory, Yanagita brings the fact that many of these names were written with the kanji 平 ("flat"). Obviously the fact that historically Nara was written with ideograms 平 or 平城 goes in support this theory.

photo credits: chrizyshot, pantoniades

Nara and the oaks

Another common opinion is that Nara derives from the oak ideogram (楢). Suggested by Yoshita Togo, we can find this plant called by this name since the seventh and eighth centuries. In fact, Narahara at Harima (about today's Kasai) comes from the nara tree, which could support this theory.

The name Nara borrowed from Korea

This is an almost surprising curiosity. In Korean, indeed, nara (나라) means nation, kingdom. Matsuoka Shizuo claimed that this could be a valid source for the name of the city. However, there is little or no trace of ancient Korean, and there is no evidence that this word existed in the seventh century.

Nara Nara

photo credits: Jirka MatousekRhett Sutphin

The origins

The Empress Genmei in 708 decided to move the imperial court to the new capital, Nara. Known as Heijō or Heijō-Kyō, the city was the first permanent capital of Japan until 794. Subsequently, the capital was moved to Nagaoka to force the metropolitan elites and new dynasties techniques that were spreading in the country. With the move to this city, we also have the birth of the eponymous period.

Nara Nara

photo credits: Banalities, Josemspain

The religion

The six schools of Nara Buddhism, also better known as Rukushū (六宗), were an academic sect of Buddhists. Arriving in Japan from Korea and China in the sixth and seventh centuries, they were controlled by the new government of Nara.
Due to the government's involvement in religious expansion, we find the construction of several temples in the city. One of these is the site of the Seven Great Temples of southern Nara. However, these sects aimed to become the main school of Buddhism of the Imperial House of Japan and its nobility. Because of the conformation of these temples, the schools were precisely defined as the "Six schools of southern Buddhism in Nara".

Nara

photo credits: wikipedia.it

The Temples

Having established Nara as a new capital, the temple of the Soga clan was also relocated. Emperor Shōmu ordered the construction of the Tōdai-ji temple and the largest bronze statue of Buddah.

The temples, known as the Nanto Shichi Daiji, remained spiritually important even after the capital was moved in 794. In fact, Nara received the synonym of Nanto (南都 "The capital of the south").

Nara

photo credits: wikipedia.it

Nanto Shichi Daiji

Literally "the seven great temples of the southern capital", a common historical name referring to the Buddhist temple complex located in this city.

  • Daian-ji (大安寺)
  • Gangō-ji (元興寺)
  • Hōryū-ji (法隆寺)
  • Kōfuku-ji (興福寺)
  • Saidai-ji (西大寺)
  • Tōdai-ji (東大寺)
  • Yakushi-ji (薬師寺)

Nara became a tourist city already in the Edo period. In fact, these years saw the publication of several maps for visitors to the city.

photo credits: wikipedia.it

The modern city

Despite being the capital of Japan from 710 to 794, Nara officially became a city only on February 1st, 1898. From a trading city of the Edo and Meiji period, today Nara is one of the main destinations for tourists thanks to its large number of monuments. Furthermore, in December 1998, the city became part of the protected sites recognized by UNESCO as a heritage of humanity.

deer deer Nara

photo credits: GGzeOuf, Travis, Cesar I. Martins

The park and the deer

Surely, one of the most famous destinations is the park of Nara together with its famous deers. This is a public park established in 1880, located at the foot of Mount Wakakusa. Under the control of the Prefecture of Nara, this magical place is home to over 120 sika or shika, the famous Deers of Nara.

In fact, visitors can walk through the meadows accompanied by these cute four-legged friends classified as a "natural monument" by the Ministry of Education, culture, sport, science and technology.

shika shika shika

photo credits: Alberto Ortega, japanitalybridge.com

According to the locals, this area's deer was considered sacred and ideal for a visit from one of the four gods of the Kasuga shrine, Takenomikazuchi-no-mikoto. Appearing on Mount Mikasa-yama, it is said to have been sent by Kashima (Ibaraki) riding a white deer.
These deers are still considered sacred and divine symbols of the Kasuga and Kōfuku-ji shrine. The killing of one of these was considered a capital crime and punishable by death until 1637. After the Second World War, the deer was officially stripped of its state of divinity and named "national treasure", therefore subject to all the protections of the government.

shika shika sika

sika sika

photo credits: japanitalybridge.com, coniferconifer, Bill Hails, Steffen Flor

If you pass through this city, you cannot miss the opportunity to spend time together with these magnificent creatures. It is also possible to buy special biscuits to feed the famous Nara deers. They will thank you with a bow, but be careful, the greed is around the corner, be careful not to get bitten!

video credits: japanitalybridge.com


TENOHA & | TASTE - GIN DAYS

September is upon us and TENOHA always thinks of how to surprise you.

This time we are offering you another special appointment, one of those you can't miss. A weekend entirely dedicated to one of the most famous spirits in the world: Gin. Also taking advantage of the fact that this is the year of the Gin, enthusiasts and why not, even non-enthusiasts, can enjoy a selection of the best beverages including the three distillates of the Rising Sun:

• KOZUE: distillate of Wakayama prefecture including: Japanese umbrella pine, Unshu mandarin and Sansho pepper.
• KI NO BI: with yellow yuzu from the north of Kyoto prefecture, hinoki wood onions, bamboo, gyokuro tea from the Uji region and green sanshō berries.
• NIKKA: produced by the Miyagiko distillery with Yuzu, Kabosu, Amanatsu and Shikuwasa, Sansho pepper, apple juice, juniper, angelica, coriander, lemon peel and orange peel.

We are sure that Gin enthusiasts will feel in Heaven and the same will happen to neophytes. New lovers of Japanese gin on the horizon!

Obviously, we at Japan Italy Bridge will not miss it. Would you like to join us for a kanpai? We are waiting for you!

When and Where

When: 6-7-8 September
Where: Via Vigevano 18, 20144 Milano
Food & beverage: 15€ aperitivo + gin drink

For more information: https://www.tenoha.it/