Japan Heritage of Izakaya – Eastern Japan by Kazuhiko Ota

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Enjoy the snacks, sake, and “buildings” of famous izakaya.
The latest book by Kazuhiko Ota, an izakaya explorer!

Customers go to old izakaya not only for the sake and snacks, but also for the comfort of the building.
but the comfort of the building is also a major factor.
The “izakaya” is a place where one can feel oneself being superimposed on a building that has passed through many years, and where one can affirm one’s life.
It is a place to affirm the life you have lived.

The building is a place that affirms the life you have lived.
The building has been in existence for a long time and has remained unchanged.
The izakaya has remained unchanged from generation to generation.
Even if it is a long-established izakaya, it must still be a place for the common people.
Izakayas that meet these criteria are recorded as “Japan Izakaya Heritage.
This book, “Izakaya Heritage of Eastern Japan,” is a collection of izakaya in Tokyo, Hokkaido, Yamagata, Miyagi, and
This book (Eastern Japan Edition) introduces 15 izakaya heritage sites in Tokyo, Hokkaido, Yamagata, Miyagi, Kanagawa, and Shizuoka.

Izakaya that have been loved for a long time
The customers and the owners have spent a great deal of time to create
The atmosphere and coziness that exist only there are the most precious assets of these izakaya.

If you open this book, you will surely want to pass through the goodwill.

<East Japan Edition> Listed stores
● Dokushaku Sanshiro (Hokkaido/Asahikawa)
● Kumura’s Sakaba (Yamagata Prefecture / Sakata)
● Genji (Miyagi/Sendai)
● Ohashi (Tokyo/Senju)
● Mimasuya (Tokyo / Kanda)
● Akatsuka (Tokyo / Sotokanda)
● Kagiya (Tokyo / Negishi)
● Fukube (Tokyo/Yaesu)
● Kishidaya (Tokyo/Tsukishima)
● Shinsuke (Tokyo/Yushima)
● Isefuji (Tokyo / Kagurazaka)
● Saito Sakaba (Tokyo / Kamijujo)
● Ranman (Tokyo/Nakano)
● Ginji (Kanagawa/Yokosuka)
● Takano (Shizuoka Prefecture/Shizuoka)

Release Date:
July, 2022

Author profile

Kazuhiko Ota

Art director/writer. Born in Beijing in 1946. Born in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture. In 1968, he joined the Shiseido advertising production room. In 1989, he founded Amazon Design. 2000-2007 Professor at Tohoku University of Art and Design. In addition to his main business, he has made izakaya exploration his life work, and has written numerous books and TV programs.

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