Izakaya

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An Izakaya

An izakaya (居酒屋) (Japanese: [izakaya]) is a type of bar in Japan where many people go to drink and have snacks. Unlike bars or pubs which are western-style, izakayas are Japanese-style and sell things like beer, chūhai and sake, and have a bigger variety of foods than bars and pubs. [1][2][3][4]

History[change | change source]

Izakayas started in the Edo period. Before the Meiji period, people drank liquor while standing. Some izakayas used sake barrels as seats for customers.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Phelps, Caroline (2 January 2013). "The Advent Of Izakayas". HuffPost.
  2. Bunting, Chris (2014). Drinking Japan: A Guide to Japan's Best Drinks and Drinking Establishments. Tuttle Publishing. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-4629-0627-7.
  3. "How to Izakaya". Kampai.us.
  4. Hiroshi, Kondō (1984). Saké : a drinker's guide. pp. 112. ISBN 978-0-87011-653-7.
  5. Dining Guide to Japan: Find the right restaurant, order the right dish, and pay the right price!. Tuttle Publishing. 2007. ISBN 978-1-4629-0317-7.
  6. "Izakaya 居酒屋". Japan Experience. Archived from the original on 2020-03-23. Retrieved 2020-03-23.