May at Morikami

This May at Morikami is jam-packed with traditions old and new, from our Sushi & Stroll season kickoff to our first ever “Discover Sake” evening. Read on and make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Happening at Hatsume: Karaoke

In Japan, karaoke is kind of a big deal. Whether you’re a salaryman (a businessman) grabbing a drink with co-workers, or just out with friends for the evening karaoke is always a great option. The actual word karaoke comes from kara, meaning empty, and ōkesutora, which means orchestra, but karaoke joints the world over are anything but empty! The invention of karaoke is largely credited to Daisuke Inoue, of Kobe, Japan in 1971. Inoue was a drummer who was frequently asked by his guests to provide recordings of his performances so fans could sing along when he …

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Happening at Hatsume: Costume & Fashion Show Contests

Hatsume Fair’s annual Costume and Fashion Show contests are the highlights of the weekend, but if you’re a first-time contestant, maybe you’re wondering which one is right for you. Don’t fret, we’re here to help you out! Read on to find out a little more about the differences between the two. For those of you not competing, stick around for a few pointers on how to best enjoy these two fierce competitions. Don’t forget to check out parts one, two and three of our Happening at Hatsume series for more! Saturday – …

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Happening at Hatsume: Delicious Craft Beer & Sake Selections

Japanese craft beer has really made a name for itself over the last few years, in part, because opening a microbrewery in Japan is fairly simple as compared to in the U.S., and partially because Japan has a history (and culture) of producing high-quality and hand-crafted products. At Hatsume we’ll be bringing you craft beers from Japan’s very first microbrewery – Echigo! For those of you who are more sake inclined, we’ll be serving up some special spring options as well as a few long-time favorites. Read on for the detailed menu …

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