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Yoko Suganami

Rainbow Sake, Inc.

After an extended stay in Hawaii, in 2011, I returned to my hometown of Kure, Hiroshima. Having worked at advertising companies in both Japan and Hawaii, I founded Rainbow Sake – a PR company with the goal of spreading Sake abroad. I hope that sake will “”bring the people of the world together”” and that I can be a part of that. I often travel abroad, and mostly to Hawaii and Singapore. Every time I come back home, I rediscover the beauty of my hometown and the happiness the easygoing, calm, fresh and simple sea and mountains of Setouchi bring.


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2015.4.28 Gift Hyogo

From Kobe, the Town of Sweets! A New Sweet Filled with the Flavor of the Seto Inland Sea!

Both Kobe and Yokohama used to be windows to Western culture.

2015.3.20 Gourmet Hiroshima

Delicious Hiroshima Souvenirs You Can Use Everyday!

Though momiji manju (a maple leaf shaped manju) are a stable Hiroshima souvenir, there are plenty of other delicacies on offer!

2015.3.6 Gift Hiroshima

Yummy Specialties of Kure: Oysters & Bird Skin in Miso Sauce!

Kure city in Hiroshima prefecture is known as the home of battleship Yamato.

2015.3.3 Gift Okayama

Recommended: Souvenirs Packed Full of Okayama’s Famous Fruit!!

Okayama prefecture is known for its white peaches!

2015.2.18 Gift Kagawa

Delicious, Healthy Treats, Made with Kagawa’s Special Produce!

Kagawa prefecture is a treasure chest for special produce.

2015.1.27 Gourmet Ehime

Delicious, Healthy Sweets Made from Famous Local Ehime Ingredients!

It is said that in Ehime prefecture "there are three suns".

2015.1.12 Gourmet Hyogo

Sake: A Journey to See, Feel & Understand its History!

How about visiting the area of Nada-Gogo and exploring the history of Sake?

2014.12.28 Gourmet Hyogo

Sand Eel Kugini, a Local Kobe Dish !

Said to have originated in Tarumi ward, Kobe city, sand eel (sea fish, Ammodytes personatus) kugini is one variety of tsukudani (a salty sweet dish, made by boiling down ingredients in soy sauce).

2014.12.6 Gourmet Yamaguchi

Learn About “Gokyo” Sake of Yamaguchi! A Sakai Brewery Study Tour : Iwakuni City

When talking about Iwakuni, people are sure to mention Kintai Bridge - one of Japan's three most famous bridges!

2014.12.3 Yamaguchi

Iwakuni Castle & Lucky White Snakes!

Iwakuni is well known for Kintai Bridge, the 5-arched wooden bridge that is one of the three most famous in Japan, but I wonder if you know about Iwakuni's white snake.

2014.11.27 Hyogo

A Stroll in Himeji & Mt. Shosha : The Shooting Locations for Last Samurai & Gunshi Kanbei

Mt. Shosha is located around a 20-minute drive from Himeji train station. From the ropeway leading to the top, beyond the rich, green landscape of the mountain, you can enjoy delightful views over the city and the Seto Inland Sea.

2014.11.19 Gourmet Hiroshima

From Kure to Akitsu (A journey along the coast road): Setouchi seafood and the founder of Hiroshima Sake & Ginjo-shu

When you head east from Kure city area along Route 185, from the coast road you can view the scenic landscape with islands floating across the Seto Inland Sea.

2014.11.14 Gourmet Hiroshima

The “Promised coffee” : Subaru Coffee (Kure city, Hiroshima)

“The coffee I had on Yamato was excellent…”

2014.11.9 Gourmet Hiroshima

“Setouchi Bar Isoroku”, the new go-to-spot for local Sake near Kure port : Hiroshima Prefecture

The bar is named after Yamamoto Isoroku who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet during WW2.

2014.11.6 Gourmet Hiroshima

A teetotaler’s guide to the annual Sakagura Street “Sake Festival” in Saijō, Hiroshima!

On October 11th and 12th, about 250,000 people visited the “have fun without drinking” themed 2-day Sake Festival event.

2014.11.4 Gourmet Hiroshima

Experience harvesting rare “Shinriki-mai” Sake brewing rice : Kure City (Hiroshima)

In Hiroshima during the Meiji and Taisho periods, a well-known Sake brewery called “Sempuku” (Miyake Honten) used a rare variety of rice called “Shinriki-mai” for brewing Sake.

2014.10.23 Hiroshima

Walking the “Umizaru”(Sea Monkey) movie location where trainees were filmed running up the “200 steps of Ryojo” : Kure City (Hiroshima)

If you amble through the “Sanjō dōri” shopping district (10 min. on foot from JR Kure station) and take the path behind Ryōjō Elementary School, you come to the “200 steps of Ryōjō”.

2014.10.13 Gourmet Hiroshima

Craft beer at “Kaigun san no beer house” (Kure City, Hiroshima)

Evoking the feeling of the Setouchi sea and islands, the hops used in the creation of the clear tasting “Shimanowa Beer” have a lovely citrus aroma.