Monday, 2 July 2012

Craft Beer -Microbrewery- in Ginza


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I photographed for a beer bar newly opened in Ginza last month for work. The place is called beer lupulin and they serve Japanese craft beer (microbrewery) which is booming in Japan right now. The space is so lovely and cozy, nice and casual being in the heart of Ginza which is known as an expensive area to do anything. Their food is great too, but the kakigoori (shaved ice) they serve is something very special to mention - they use ice made of natural water from Nikko (天然氷)and today there are only a handful of places where you can have this kind of shaved ice in Tokyo. The ice is so fine and fluffy, it is remarkably delicious especially with the handmade Japanese ume plum sauce...! If you are in Ginza do drop by for some great beer and kakigoori, it's on the third floor of a building right in front of Dover Street Market - the very cool and much talked-about new spot in Ginza (if you love COMME des GARÇONS you must go check, rose bakery also on the 7th floor!).

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  1. the place looks so minimialistic chic! I would love to go there :) the shaved ice looks extraordinary indeed! so beautiful! lovely photographs :)

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    1. Yes their shaved ice is one of the best I have ever had! :)

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  2. these are perfect, I think picture 1 is my absolute favorite. looks like a lovely place.
    the husband and I went to a Kazuyo Sejima lecture on saturday, and we both kept whispering at each other "we have to go to Japan!!"

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    1. thank you christine and yes this is a really lovely place!
      i hope your whisperings will be louder and then it will come true ;)

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  3. damn the place is so cute!

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  4. great place to hang out for sure! and that shaved ice!!!!

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    1. that shaved ice, mmm yes it was so delicious i have to go back soon for that! :)

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  5. perfect photos, perfect place.

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  6. Beautiful <3 perfect sunlight.

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    1. Thank you Sun! The sunlight was coming in right when I entered the place - i was lucky :)

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  7. Lovely photographs, this seems like such a charming and calming place! Thank you for sharing, have a good week (:

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    1. It is a very charming place indeed! I hope you have a great week too!!

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  8. Looks so nice! Micro beer brewing is really big in sweden right now too - we dont have as cozy interiors as this though :)

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    1. Yes! I just learned the word "microbrewery" but I'm glad you understood me using "craft beer" ;) I would love to try them in Sweden!!

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  9. I didn't like Ginza when I was in Tokyo.. But wow this place and your photos I love it ! The kakigoori is very intriguing !!

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    1. I know how you didn't enjoy Ginza, I don't like the main side of it but I do love quiet back streets there where you can find many lovely old buildings and shops. All the good places are well hidden I think ;)

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  10. oh wow what a beautiful little bar.
    i love the golden draft pipes!
    but what does craft beer mean? haha

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    1. Ha! I thought "craft beer" is English but maybe it's Japanenglish?? Ha ha ha! So I looked it up and it's microbrewery :) I tried 3 different beers there but all were very good!!

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