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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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Both Kobe and Yokohama used to be windows to Western culture.
Though momiji manju (a maple leaf shaped manju) are a stable Hiroshima souvenir, there are plenty of other delicacies on offer!
Kure city in Hiroshima prefecture is known as the home of battleship Yamato.
Okayama prefecture is known for its white peaches!
Kagawa prefecture is a treasure chest for special produce.
It is said that in Ehime prefecture "there are three suns".
How about visiting the area of Nada-Gogo and exploring the history of Sake?
Nada - one of Japan’s three famous Sake brewing areas!
In Yamaguchi prefecture, there are several restaurants that specialize in puffer fish cuisine.
When talking about Iwakuni, people are sure to mention Kintai Bridge - one of Japan's three most famous bridges!
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.
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.
“The coffee I had on Yamato was excellent…”
The bar is named after Yamamoto Isoroku who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet during WW2.
On October 11th and 12th, about 250,000 people visited the “have fun without drinking” themed 2-day Sake Festival event.
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.
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”.
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.