Why Kinasé, Paris, Niigata?
The passion of a man
for Franco-Japanese exchanges
After having lived several years in France for his studies and then developed activities in the world of communication, Mr Akira Sakamoto wished to participate more directly in the Franco-Japanese bonding by proposing to the French consumers a different way to discover Japan, hence the opening of the shop "Kinasé".
The symbol of hospitality in Niigata
In regional dialect, the term Kinasé means "Welcome" and emphasizes conviviality and authenticity. As soon as visitors enter the shop, they will be immersed in a real place where they can experience regional products, including a selection of the best sake, typical gourmet foods and tableware. It will also be a place of learning and discovery of Japanese culture and traditions that will be highlighted throughout the seasons.
In the Niigata area,
find the best sake in the world
Niigata Prefecture, located in north-west Japan, two hours by train from Tokyo, benefits from exceptional climatic and geographical conditions which, combined with unequalled know-how, have contributed to its appellation "Cradle of Japanese Sake".