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SAKE PAIRING HEIGHTENED TO A NEW LEVEL

At Fushikino, down a cozy lane in Kagurazaka, exquisite Japanese cuisine and delightful sake pairings selected by a master Kikisakeshi sommelier and Sakasho craftsman create an unforgettable memory. Michelin star artistry and warm hospitality inspired by the tea ceremony await you.

Kaiseki, Japanese traditional course meal, has gained international recognition in recent years. However, there are actually two kinds of “Kaiseki Cuisine” in Japan. Both are pronounced the same, but the writings are different. The first “Kaiseki (会席)” is a cuisine to enjoy sake, while the second “Kaiseki (懐石)” takes its roots from tea ceremony, a cuisine meant to supplement the tea itself and served before a tea ceremony. It is a way of representing the spirit of way of tea by creating a cuisine that makes the best of seasonal ingredients to thoughtfully welcome the guests.

An Obon-tray created by wood at Fushikino

A faint light in the back alley of Kagurazaka leads you to “Fushikino”. Many, regardless of nationalities, visit the restaurant which has been crowned a Michelin star known for its impeccable cuisine and hospitality. At “Fushikino,” one can experience food and sake pairing. Mr. Yusuke Miyashita, the owner of the restaurant, is not only a licensed sake sommelier (“Kikisakeshi”) and sake craftsman (“Sakasho”) but is also well-versed in tea ceremony. He says “If we had a restaurant like this in Kyoto where people respect traditional way, it would soon close down. It is only because we are in Tokyo that we can try the new things and receive such praise and keep going,”says Mr. Miyashita.

Serving sake in a Tokkuri, a sake-serving pitcher

The lineup of sake selected by the licensed sake sommelier and sake craftsman compliments the cuisine and satisfies many guests. Not only is he/she expected to know what type of sake goes with certain dishes but what type of sake is best suited for particular crowd or atmosphere. Vast knowledge based on tasting and experience is required. Moreover, the taste of sake changes depending on what cup is being used. Fushikino has a large variety of glasses, many of which are valuable works that are hundreds of years old. Fushikino has innovative ways for you to enjoy sake that you can’t at other restaurants such as sake mixes, sake and rose water, etc.

Beautiful dishes are served in Fushikino’s Omakase course

“Fushikino” is a place where the owner who knows everything about sake and the spirit of tea ceremony warmly welcomes you. The food menu and sake pairing served here is one type only - “Omakase (chef’s selection)”. This is a sudden-death match made possible only by the absolute confidence the owner has for his cuisine and sake selection. How would you like to experience the great pairing of sake and dishes that is not available anywhere else?

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