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April 21, 2016

Yukiwa Stainless Steel Club Boston Shaker: A New Way to Shake It Up

by Sarah

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We have a new cocktail shaker that we’re way into. The Yukiwa Stainless Steel Club Boston Shaker is a two-piece shaker that looks like our Stainless Steel Cobbler Shakerand a Boston tin had a baby. 

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December 21, 2015

Happy Hour: Tokyo 75

by Kayoko

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Photos by Mariko Yamasaki

Happy holidays everyone! What a year! I hope you are all able to relax during these last days of 2015 and reflect on joyful memories.

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August 17, 2015

Happy Hour: Don’t Call This a Saketini

by Kayoko

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I deplore the word “Saketini.” The whole idea that you can name a cocktail by adding “tini” to the end of it is just plain juvenile and not creative at all.

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May 21, 2015

Postcard from Shanghai: Cocktails at hoF

by Kayoko

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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards.

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April 30, 2015

Happy Hour: Gin(jo) Rickey

by Kayoko

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With the opening of our bottle shop, I have been exploring the world of sake. Daiginjos, Junmais, Yamahais, Namas, I’m trying them all.

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March 5, 2015

Togarashi Ginger Highball at Jicca (Tokyo)

by Kayoko

As you know by now, Tori-chan is a dear friend of ours who opened Jicca, a restaurant and wine bar in the Hatagaya neighborhood in Tokyo nearly two years ago.

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February 19, 2015

Kuishinbo: The Smiler Cocktail

by Yuki HD

As a Japanese person, I love to drink. The first time I traveled to the U.S.

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September 29, 2014

Happy Hour: Tokyo Mule

by Kayoko

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Heyyyy, Happy Hour is BACK! I spent all weekend trying to come up with a clever column name for this post, which would also be used for future articles about cocktails that I make at home (Bar Umami Mart?

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September 25, 2014

Event Recap: Shochu 101, From Kagoshima to California

by yoko

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Alchemy Bottle Shop opened this year in March on Grand Avenue in Oakland. Owners Tova and Peter’s selection is second-to-none, featuring everything from single malts (including a great selection from Japan) to hard-to-find amaros.

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June 23, 2014

Umami Mart Map: The Chronicles of Nagoya

by yoko

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Instead of reaching there via a Wardrobe route, Nagoya is about a two-hour bullet train ride from Tokyo.

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