Celebrating music, sake, old and new friendships in my favorite city and in a venue that I’ve been playing for nearly 20 years. Thank you Tokyo, @cana7773 and the entire @womb_tokyo family; also my buddy @mahonyro who supported me on this tour 🙏☺️❤️
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For me, no visit to Japan is complete without making the trek to a few sake breweries. I enjoy the rush of images and memories which flood my mind when scanning a sake list at a restaurant and ordering something I’ve actually witnessed being made. There’s an immediate memory trigger of time and place which makes dining (and drinking!) quite a special affair.
Let’s face it there are A LOT of incredible sake’s out there that I love but for some reason @tamagawa_insyutagram which is located in Kyoto Prefecture has always remained in that upper tier. Toji (brewmaster) Philip Harper is a legend in sake circles (just Google him to find out why) and continues to be an uncompromising trailblazer, preserving certain traditions and eschewing others in favor of innovation. His sake is full bodied, grainy, a little funky, yet always delicious and even more so as “atsukan” (served piping hot, not warm!). They also have the coolest and most easily identifiable logo / artwork on their bottles which tend to make them less intimidating. What a treat it was to get a tour of the place and learn about his brewing methods. 🙏 #Sake#KinoshitaBrewery#KyotoPrefecture#Tamagawa
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Finally back in Japan and started the journey in beautiful Kyoto dining at the tiny, cozy restaurant Monk from master chef @yoshihiroimai 🙏☺️ Yes that’s an authentic pizza oven from Naples which he uses to cook everything (there is no gas line), including the most delicious / light breads and pizza’s I have ever tasted.
Also great to reunite with my friend @dinnerbykear who will be opening an exciting new restaurant called LURRA here in March 👊
“I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring” - David Bowie
Happy New Year everyone and thank you all for the smiles, hugs, kisses, handshakes, fist pumps, waves, dance moves, conversations and support; I wish you continued happiness, good health and much success 🙏❤️ Pic and styling by @salarkheradpejouh and @breathandstone
Great to be back at @clubvertigo - one of my fave clubs in the world - for an extended set and this time with my Romanian brother @mahonyro 💪👊
Thank you as always to my old friends @fredo_sjo and @elisalizc for keeping the electronic music scene in Costa Rica going strong for so many years🙏 And thank you to all the fans who raved till 7am! I would’ve kept playing but had a flight to catch 🤦♂️🥴