Program03 Enjoy Nara’s delicious sake wearing a kimono!

Nara is the place where various roots of Japanese food that live on. Please fully enjoy our programs with the sake and the Japanese cuisine which were born in Nara.

Enjoy Nara's delicious sake wearing a kimono!
Enjoy traditional Enkai in Nara, the birthplace of Japanese sake!

At this event, you will be able to experience Japanese mythology and the Japanese spirituality that has been nurtured over the past 1,300 years. Enjoy this special time that combines two cultural experiences of Japan’s colorful tradition and history: Japanese Sake with its roots in Nara, and Japanese Kimono, which is gaining popularity around the world. This chance to experience our traditions and culture while wearing a kimono will put you in a festive mood.

Date and time

November 20th, 2023 (Mon) 17:00〜


Hotel Asyl Nara

1-58 Aburasakacho, Nara [Google MAP]

Event Details

This special dinner gives you the opportunity to get a hands-on feel of Japan’s mythology and the Japanese spirituality that has been nurtured over some 1,300 years while you experience some sake and cuisine with its roots in Nara.

【Special talk by guest speaker】
Lecture by Mr. Mitsumori Inada, President of Inada sake brewery

The Inada sake brewery is located in Tenri City, Nara Prefecture, and has been in business for over 140 years. He will talk about Nara’s traditional and innovative sake brewing (“Inenohana Kohaku,” a limited edition sake), as well as “Narazuke,” a 1300-year-old food of the upper class that has been handed down to the present.
A marriage of Nara’s culinary culture and sake

When Nara was the capital of Japan, many culinary cultures blossomed here. The dashi broth, in particular, is the foundation of Japanese cuisine and designated as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. The head chef of Hotel Asyl presents dishes that skillfully utilize umami, the one out of the five perceivable tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami, also called “savory”) that was discovered in Japan. Moreover, as he combines Nara’s traditional culinary techniques, such as cooking with Chinese medicinal herbs (as described in Shuju-yakuchō (“Memorandum of Medicines”) in Todaiji Temple’s Kenbutsuchō (“Register of Beneficial Offerings”) and fermented dishes (Narazuke pickles, for example), we hope you’ll enjoy the culinary world of the inheritance of Nara’s food culture and traditional techniques with all five tastes and senses. A toast will be made with Inada sake brewery’s”Inanohana Tsukumo” (“Rice Flower White”) to start the event.
At the event, you can also enjoy 10 different kinds of “Nara sake” that we selected to match the dinner dishes.

【Cultural experience】
Enjoy a Special Time Wearing Kimono, a Traditional Japanese Costume
We are offering you a kimono dressing experience as a special program on the day of the event. Upon request, guests will be able to wear an elegant kimono while experiencing our traditional enkai culture., The elegant kimono embodies the Japanese culture of etiquette as they slightly restrain and thereby provide form to both the body and the mind. Moreover, the event will be accompanied by a traditional Japanese dance performance, and our staff will also be dressed in kimono to welcome you.

●Inada Sake Brewery

ホテルアジール奈良/Hotel Asyl Nara
奈良の食文化と日本酒のマリアージュ/Marriage of Nara food culture and sake
着物着付け体験/Wearing Wafuku expericence
日本舞踊 川勝流 ちさや会 川勝 康智彩也 氏/Sensho Yasuchisaya
稲田酒造/Inada Shuzo
※写真はイメージです/Image is for illustration purposes