Kaname Izakaya & Shochu Bar

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Kaname's alley and back area. Nihonmachi.


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Happy Hina Matsuri!!

March 3 is Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival or Girls' Festival), when people pray for the happiness and healthy growth of girls.

Hina-Ningyo are dolls are dressed in the gorgeous costumes of Japan's 11th century court nobility. It's an ancient belief in Japan that dolls can absorb evil and misfortune, and in the Hina Matsuri (March 3rd) dolls are displayed to pray for young girls' health. Hina-Ningyo dolls come in many varieties, all with individual, distinctive faces.

At the top of the stepped display sit emperor and empress dolls, backed by a gold or richly decorated screen. The number of steps varies, but a fine seven-step display has 15 dolls, including three court ladies and five musicians.


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How famed Seattle bartender Murray Stenson became a ‘local legend’


Murray works full-time at Kaname, except on Mondays.

www.seattletimes.com And now will Seattle’s favorite bartender move to Tacoma?

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Murray is back!!! Yipee!!! Murr is on every night at Kaname now, Tue-Sun.

Mario from Donkey Kong is in the kitchen!

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Kaname Izakaya recent article in Seattle Met Magazine.

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Where is Murray Stenson is 1st question? At Kaname.

www.seattletimes.com Happy Hour reporter Tan Vinh answers readers’ questions about where to find the popular bartender Murray Stenson, and which microbrews are the best in the city.

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You'll always be overwhelmed by cute animals on literally everything.

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Murray has done it again. We are so happy to have him in the ID! Congratulations Murray!

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Guess who I ran into today? Yari-San Kaname's original head chef.

Packed house tonight. Happy Birthday Murray!!

Dragonfest tomorrow and Sunday. Kaname will be offering a $2 sushi sampler.

News you can eat: Son of Paseo opens in Ballard, plus Murray Stenson news, reviews and more


Seattle Times announcing Murray's move to Kaname. Come on down and watch him work his magic!

seattletimes.com It's true: The sons of the original Paseo owner have opened a Ballard sandwich shop. Plus where to find Murray Stenson now and more.

Murray Stenson is Now Bartending at Kaname Izakaya


seattle.eater.com File this one under… unexpected.

We are very excited to have Murray on our team. He will tending bar Tues., Wed., and Thursday nights.

Kaname Izakaya & Shochu Bar

Murray Stenson is now bartending here.

Award-winning bartender, Murray Stenson is now on staff and revitalizing the bar menu.


[06/04/15]   Award-winning bartender, Murray Stenson is now on staff and revitalizing the bar menu.


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en.wikipedia.org Hinamatsuri (雛祭り, Hina-matsuri?), also called Doll's Day or Girls' Day, is a special day in Japan.[1]Hinamatsuri is celebrated each year on March 3.[2] Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形, hina-ningyō?) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants,…

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web-japan.org Michi-no-Eki rest areas lying along normal roads, are popular spots used by more than 500milion people a year. These spots focus on tourist information and sales of locally produced food, also, many of them are turning into tourist hubs, with hot springs and workshop practice sessions.

“Increasing Services!” - Japanese Vending Machines | Pop Culture | Trends in Japan | Web Japan



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Meat masterpieces! The delectable Wagyu



jnto.go.jp Dishes featuring Wagyu beef are a must-try when coming to Japan. If you like richly flavored foods, sukiyaki is the choice for you. And if you are in the mood for a light and healthy meal, we recommend shabu-shabu. Both of these are pot dishes. If you want to enjoy an even higher level of convenienc…

Hachiko, Japan’s most loyal dog, finally reunited with owner in heartwarming new statue in Tokyo


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"Depachika" of Mitsukoshi Department Store in Ginza
In Japanese department stores, the basement is referred to as “depachika,” a combination of the words depato (department store) and chika (basement). The best depachika are found in major department stores such as in Ginza’s Mitsukoshi and Matsuya, Shinjuku’s Isetan, whose branches are found throughout Tokyo. Being a floor dedicated to food and only food, they are a perfect stop between sightseeing destinations for a quick (and delicious!) bite to eat.

The selection of food in depachika is separated into small specialized stalls and ranges from everyday delicatessen-style items to desserts and beautifully prepared wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets). Genres represented in the food sector include fruits, vegetables, pre-made meals, fresh dairy and produce, bread and liquors from all over the world. Everything is so beautifully laid out and prepared that to merely window-shop is an experience. To top everything off, a plethora of bento (pre-prepared meals) in all types and sizes are also available, allowing you to take food to go.

Photos courtesy of Miwa Inoue

30 unexpected things you can only see in Japan | tsunagu Japan


tsunagujapan.com Have you ever been to Japan? Here are some things that you might not be expecting to see on your first trip to the country.

[01/31/15]   Kaname will be closed tomorrow for the Super Bowl. GO HAWKS!!!

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