The Kitano Hotel and the Hakubai Japanese Restaurant inside had a special event on New Year’s Day featuring Hakkaisan Sake.At Hakubai, the chefs prepared the elaborate Japanese meal known as “Osechi” which is well known in Japan as the traditional meal for the New Year’s season. Made up of many types of food, there are some common types you see ever year. These include Kuromame (large black soybeans), Kamaboko (slices of red or white fish cake) and Konbu (kelp seaweed). Sometimes eaten out of large bento boxes at home, Hakubai served its elaborate spread using some of their most beautiful dishes and bowls. In the lobby, The Kitano had a beautiful display featuring an authentic Hakkaisan Taru (sake barrel) and kitano Masu (boxes for drinking sake). As a welcome drink for everyone arriving to the hotel or to enjoy their osechi meal, Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo was being served. Everyone enjoyed some sips of this delicious sake to welcome in the new year.
Many guests of the Kitano had a great chance to try Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo. The taste is really clean, crisp and clear – a perfect way to start off the new year right.
The Kitano and Hakubai always have a special osechi meal for New Year’s. If you didn’t make it this year, book early for next year. Drinking Hakkaisan with osechi – that is a New Year’s resolution we can all get behind!