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Japan Archives - Arts & Collections

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World’s Rarest Japanese Whisky to Be Made Available Worldwide

The World’s Rarest Japanese Whisky, Shirakawa 1958 Single Malt Japanese Whisky from Takara Shuzo Co.,Ltd will be released and distributed worldwide by Tomatin Distillery Co. Ltd from 13th September 2022. Shirakawa 1958 is a single malt whisky from the lost Japanese distillery, Shirakawa, which was located 200km North of Tokyo, Japan. The whisky produced was rumoured to be exquisite, but destined only for blending and never to be captured as a single malt until now,...

Remembering Issey Miyake: The Innovative Fashion Icon

Innovative Japanese fashion designer, Issey Miyake, best known for being the man behind Steve Jobs’ iconic turtleneck look, has died at the age of 84. The Issey Miyake Group released a statement about his work saying: “Miyake’s dynamic spirit was driven by a relentless curiosity and desire to convey joy through the medium of design.” It stated that “as per Mr Miyake’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service”. Miyake was a man...

The Tradition and Reinvention of Japanese Whisky

Spirit connoisseurs have become enamoured with Japanese whisky in recent years. Merging traditional methodologies with native flavours, these varieties have taken on a personality of their own. It was once widely accepted that no whisky could measure up to the Scotch variety—after all, Scotland was the birthplace of the amber spirit. Nowadays, however, skilled Japanese producers are quashing such notions. Traditionally, Japan was known for its sublime sake and shōchū. Now, it is being heralded...

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