• On October 17, 1872 (year 5 of the Meiji era)
  • Watanabe Daisuke the 1st, who was the daimyo's liaison in Edo for the Akita Satake domain,
  • chose Yonezawa-cho 3-chome (at present, Higashi Nihonbashi 2-chome) as the site for his restaurant serving "Aigamo" cuisine,
  • which enjoyed the ardent recommendation of kabuki actor Onoue Kikugoro the 5th
  • and has been unsurpassed throughout history.
  • For over 100 years, and still to this day,
  • the flavor has not changed and has become renowned among many writers and artists.

Nov. 30, 2018 Notice of New Year Holidays closure: We will be closed for the New Year Holidays from December 29th (Sat.) to January 6th (Sun.). We apologize for any inconvenience to customers, and we sincerely appreciate your kind understanding.

Jan. 25, 2018 Notice: All Rooms to Be Non-Smoking
Thank you very much for your continued and exceptional patronage. Bearing in mind the recent moves to deal with the issue of second-hand smoke, and after careful consideration on our part, we have decided to make all rooms in our establishment non-smoking as of November 1st, 2017.
We apologize for the inconvenience that this will cause for our smoking guests. However, we are planning to remodel the second-floor smoking area, and we hope that you will make use of this area when it becomes available.

Aug. 12, 2016 We have renewed our site.


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