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THE KANPAI! TOUR

From May 14th to 30th we’ll be off to Japan for a tour we called:
KANPAI! Italian natural winemakers in pursuit of the Japanese taste.
The aim of this tour is to meet the most important natural farmers, oysters breeders, traditional distilleries, gourmet restaurants, natural wine makers and wines dealer trough all the Japan.
We’ll visit up to nine cities to meet all those special persons that believe in a natural and traditional way to produce high quality foods and drinks.
Our goal is to talk with all of them to better understand their practices and philosophy,  to be inspired by them and share with you this exciting experience trough a documentary film that will be shoot during this intense trip.
lapi
14/05 – 9PM | Matsuyama

Dinner @ osteria L’API

It’s a restaurant the serves Italian style dishes like pasta and of course a good selection of natural wines.

 

http://www.lapi38.com/

masanabu
15/05 | Matsuyama

Visit @ Fukuoka Masanobu natural farm

This is the farm founded by the famous biologist and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka who shaped and formalized the method of natural farming, which is characterized by “no tilling, no use of compost, and no weeding,” while embracing nature through agriculture.

 

https://f-masanobu.jp/en/

Kajita Shoten
16/05 | Ozu

Visit @ Kajita Shoten soy sauce and miso warehouse

Kajita Shoten is a traditional soy sauce and miso warehouse one of the very few in Japan that still carry out all processes in soy sauce making from the purchase of raw materials to the production at its own company.

They sell products that are 100% in-house brewed and they do not add any yeast or enzyme additives, they only brew with nature, naturally.

 

https://www.kazita.jp

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17/05 | Hiroshima

Dinner @ Polipo pizzeria

Polipo is a pizzeria that servers traditional “pizza napoletana” member of the “Verace Pizza Napoletana” association with a good selection of natural wines too.

 

https://www.facebook.com/polipo.hiroshima/

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18/05 | Hiroshima

Visit @ The Trunk Market

This is a market hosted in the center of Hiroshima city where you can find a lot of high quality (though not cheap) artisan goods, designer clothing and food and drink, local and from around the country.

 

https://www.trunkmarket.net/

Isshinzushi koyo
20/05 | Miyazaki

Dinner @ Isshinzushi koyo sushi restaurant

This is an high end traditional sushi restaurant many times awarded among the the best restaurants in Japan.

 

http://www.isshinzushi.com

Kuroki Honten
22/05 | Fukuoka

Visit @ Kuroki Honten distillery

This is very old traditional distillery that produces the “Shochu” drink since 1885,  harvesting of the potatoes and managing every step of the production process, trying to combining ancient traditions with contemporary innovations in order to produce the perfect shochu.

 

http://www.kurokihonten.co.jp

tono
23/05 | Tono

Dinner @ Tonoya Minshuku Tono traditional lodge

Tonoya Minshuku Tono, the most historic lodgings in Tono. One of the features of this inn is being able to enjoy the irori (open hearth), the traditional Japanese way of cooking and heating in the home.

 

https://visitiwate.com/article/4957

ostriche
24/05 | Tono

Visit @ Koryomaru Suisan oysters breeder

He is an oysters breeder.

 

Link

hisato
27/05 | Tsukuba

Visit @ Vinaiota importer

Vinaiota is one of the most credited wines and preserved foods importer in Japan that has focused his business on high quality products selection mainly made trough a “natural” approach that respect the “terroir”, the “vintage” and with a less invasive human intervention.

 

http://vinaiota.com/

cantinacaricari
28/05 | Tokyo

Dinner @ Cantina Carica.ri wine bar

Cantina Carica.ri is a wine bar that servers mainly Italian style dishes with a good selection of natural wines.

 

https://www.instagram.com/carica.ri/

bunon
29/05 | Tokyo

Dinner @ Bunon restaurant

Bunon is quietly located little away from Roppongi and Nishi-Azabu.
You will be welcomed by a nostalgic room in renovated Japanese old house,
which make you feel to be transported back in the time of old days.

 

http://www.bunon.jp/english/english.html

saito
30/05 | Tokyo

Visit @ Saito Budo en wine maker

Saito is the only winery in the Chiba prefecture that have been harvesting its own grapes and brewing wine since 1930 following a very natural and artisan approach.

They produce Muscat Berry A, Manchu Mountain Grape, Cabernet Sauvignon and Yama Sauvignon varieties.

 

http://www.saito-winery.com

THE TOUR MAP

On this map you’ll find all the cities we are going to visit and the dates of each stop. If you’ll be there those days let’s catch us!

THE FILM CREW

Here are the guys that we’ll work with to make the documentary film happens. For more than two weeks we’ll live together  as a big family sharing with them almost every moment of the trip.
lorenzo
Lorenzo Fodarella

Film director
&
Screenplayer

cristian
Cristian D’Alessio

Director of photography
&
Camera operator

silvio
Silvio Iovanna

Director of photography
&
Camera operator

dimitri
Dimitri Grassi

Screenplayer

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM

We’ll try to share with you our trip posting photos of the events on our Instagram account using the hashtag #kanpaicantinagiardino

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