Shimane Prefecture is a sake-producing region. There are many sake breweries, and apparently, the amount of sake consumed per capita is one of the top three in Japan. The owner’s family has been a sake brewer in Shimane since the Meiji era, and he has been involved in the sake business for many years.
While loving his hometown and serving as Shimane’s tourism ambassador, he opened a standing izakaya in Tsukishima to spread awareness of Shimane’s sake. It offers about 20 kinds of sake, from famous ones such as Li Bai and Gassan to breweries that are rarely seen in Tokyo. The fresh fish directly shipped from Shimane will become more flavorful as the weather gets colder. It is also fun to taste the sake and fish that Shimane is so proud of in downtown Tokyo.