Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hokkaido Fair

The Yamakataya department store used the nearby open space in front of Lotteria to host some booths selling fish and produce from Hokkaido.

One booth advertised Nikka Whiskey. It was founded by Masataka Taketsuru, nicknamed Massan. Massan traveled to Scotland in 1918 to study whiskey distilling. While there, he met and married Jessie Roberta (Rita) Cowan. There's currently an NHK TV drama running called "Massan", based on what happened when Massan returned to Japan with a foreign wife, while at the same time trying to start up his own company.

Hokkaido food and bar.

Foamhead mascot trying to encourage people to come buy stuff. I think the "A" stands for "anchovy".

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