A New Japanese Culture Space Created for Those Wanting to Experience the Joys of Japanese Tea!

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"A New Japanese Culture Space Created for Those Wanting to Experience the Joys of Japanese Tea!"
A new space that has been created with the concept of experiencing Japan's tea culture.

Hiroaki Hamada
Hiroaki Hamada

2018.2.1

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"A New Japanese Culture Space Created for Those Wanting to Experience the Joys of Japanese Tea!"
A new space that has been created with the concept of experiencing Japan's tea culture.

Hiroaki Hamada
Hiroaki Hamada

2018.2.1

Nice to meet you, I'm Mr. Hamada of Ryumeikan Co., Ltd. I've decided to collaborate with JAPANKURU FUNDING and it's my first time joinging a Crowdfunding project.

Ryumeikan was founded as a Japanese inn in 1899 (during the Meiji period) in the Kanda-Surugadai district of Tokyo. When it opened, Ryumeikan was just a two-story wooden inn. One hundred years later, developing along with the history of Tokyo, it has become an innovative form of accommodation.

With the growing number of customers visiting from around the world, I wanted to do something a little extra for them and start a new type of service to make their Japanese experience and stay that much more memorable. That's why I chose to challenge with crowd funding!

"A New Japanese Culture Space Created for Those Wanting to Experience the Joys of Japanese Tea!"

A new space that has been created with the concept of experiencing Japan's tea culture.

Japanese tea plays an important role in the long history of Japanese food culture. It connects people and provides relaxing moments for people. As you may have known, the fragrance and taste of tea will vary depending on the ways that you make the tea.

Unfortunately, tea has become a free drink in restaurants now. The potential of Japanese tea cannot be fully shown, and that’s making the value of tea less and less recognized. Comparing to wine and coffee, tea may have become less important among Japanese. Moreover, it is often said that it’s difficult to understand where the tea is grown.

Therefore, we need to change the way to serve Japanese tea and use a unique way that redefined by us to show both Japanese, especially the young generation, and foreigners the value and the beauty of Japanese tea again.

The best place to do that would be at a hotel where people from different countries gather and experience the desserts and drinks that are made from Japanese tea. By mixing with other ingredients and using special new recipes, the original fragrance of Japanese tea will be brought to everyone who tastes it.

This is THE place to try tea-based food and drinks. DELI & BAR

A space that mixes Japan, nature, and tradition all into an open modern design.

Handmade tea sweet that just so happens to go great with tea! This specific dish is the restaurants specialty.

"Afternoon tea plate" is a Japanese style tea time allowing you to enjoy several original sweets while sipping some time on one plate. Not to mention one, of course, it is also recommended to share in groups. Matcha tarts, sake tea cakes, matcha ice cream, Hojicha zenzai (originally a sweet red bean soup) etc. (It may be changed depending on the season and circumstances) 1800 yen (tax included) ✴There is a limited special plan for returnees

Matcha nectar is Matcha honey that is made from Uji matcha and starch syrup. Hojicha nectar cherishes the fragrance of Hojicha with a subtle sweetness thanks to the starch. The black tea nectar is a honey that matches the scent of black tea moderately. Each very nourishing in their own. 680 yen ~ (tax included)

Macha Beer 790 yen (tax included)

"DELI & BAR 1899 TOKYO", an area where you can enjoy a lot of food with plenty of Japanese tea will be open in December 2018. The 1899 included in the name is to keep ties with the Hotel Ryumeikan and the year it was founded. We value the heart of hospitality that is inherited in many cultures and services of Japan, and continue handing it down to this day.

CHA VARIE, a group people who knows all there is to know about Japanese tea, will recommend the perfect Japanese tea to fit your taste and the weather of that specific day. It wouldn't be a true Japanese cultural experience if it didn't take the weather conditions into consideration! You'll be able to enjoy both Japan's traditional tea culture and the elegance it incorporates.

"DELI & BAR 1899 TOKYO" offers Japanese food and dessert that is unique to 1899, using seasonal ingredients and...tea! Like it sounds, "Tea Cuisine" refers to dishes that are made by using tea as an ingredient and multiplying it with a seasonal taste. It is without a doubt, a one of a kind unique gourmet experience.

The recipe for cooking is attributed to Mr. Masashi Okubo, a chef who studied with a cooking researcher who knew about Japanese tea, Mr. Mutsuko Tokunaga. With all the things about Japanese tea that you learn at CHA VARIE, you will eventually be able to identify the original and natural fragrance of Japanese tea.

Coming from Saitama prefecture, I graduated from Musashino Cooking College. Within Tokyo, I have worked at Japanese cuisine restaurants in Roppongi, Ueno, and Yaesu, a store specializing in blowfish, from there I joined Ryumeikan.

In 2014, I served as the chef of Hanayomomi Tokyo in Tokyo's Chuo Ward. Then on August 1 of that same year, I became a chef in the launch of RESTAURANT 1899 OCHANOMIZU.

Studying under the cooking researcher Mutsuko Tokunaga, I focused on the field of tea cuisine in 2016. In order to create 'a hospitable food scene with Japanese tea', I am constantly searching for a way that contrasts with the traditional concept of "tea is a drink".

When foreigners come to Japan, they should really be able to try Japan's proud food culture "Japanese tea" to the max. We created a space that can deliver a new form of hospitality that is walking distance from a Yamanote Line major station, so that anyone can get to easily. It is important to us to feel the culture of tea even in Tokyo.

Location: 6-4, Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (9 minute walk from Shimbashi Station on the Yamanote Line)

With over 100 years of history, Ryumeikan started off relatively small and soon became a highly ranked place. It is with that, which we dream of taking and learning from Ryujenkan's past experiences and reflecting them on DELI & BAR 1899 TOKYO.

Hotel Ryumeikan, when it was first established.

Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo front desk

We plan on using our start-up money to get this space up and running, but from there we would like to utilize this chance of gathering funds from your support for advertising expenses. That way we can share this new form of Japanese cultural experience with the world!

To those who cheered, we prepared a special plan return only from this hotel and restaurant this time.

The two hotels in Tokyo and Ochanomizu adapt to the concept of "Wa", respecting Japan's old customs while corresponding to present day mannerisms.

"Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo"

Tokyo Station's Yaesu Exit Hotel Ryumeikan is just a 3 minute walk from the states and incorporates tatami type flooring to make the atmosphere more traditional Japanese. The breakfast buffet is a Japanese cuisine menu that are selected favorites from many foreign countries.

Thanks to everyone, we received a "Travelers' Choice Hotel Award 2016" and used that title to work motivate us further in becoming a hotel loved by customers both in and outside of Japan. Based on the reviews of travelers who posted, this award is awarded to accommodation facilities around the world. In 2016, only 119 facilities out of approximately 30,000 were awarded!

Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo The 15th floor lobby has a nice atmosphere so you can look at the city center while drinking Japanese tea.

 

"Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo" The breakfast at the hotel is a buffet centered around about 40 different kinds of dishes that makes up a big part of Japanese cuisine. All of which are whipped up by a Japanese chef who specializes and uses seasonal ingredients. Traditional Japanese cuisine is nostalgic for customers in Japan and they strongly believe that every time should be a particularly fresh and new experience.

"The main store, Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu" Sophisticated guest rooms that combine modern facilities with traditional Japanese beauty. Just a minute walk from Shin-Ochanomizu Station.

 

Address: 6-4, Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004
Access: from JR Shimbashi Station, a 9 minute walk
Number of parking lots: 4
Homepage: http://1899.jp/hotels/tokyo/

We will cherish the funds from your support in the opening of DELI & BAR 1899 TOKYO. It is a space that foreigners relax and try something new. We would like to thank you for your continued support.

Thank you very much for taking the time and reading to the end. Warm regards!

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J FUNDING Limited Plan Tea and Assorted Sweets Set Afternoon Tea Plate + Free Tea Refills Meal Ticket 3000yen

(About $28.2)

10 backers are supporting / Stock: no limit

Tea and Assorted Sweets Set + Free Tea Refills Meal Ticket (1 Person)

*The meal ticket can be used at "RESTAURANT 1899 OCHANOMIZU" at Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu.
*This ticket can be used at cafe time. Please confirm detailed usage time and more on the homepage.
*Please understand that the voucher cannot be used in conjunction with other cash vouchers and/or service tickets.
*Please show the meal ticket when you visit.
*We will mail the meal ticket(s) by post.
*Valid for 1 year (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)
*http://1899.jp/ochanomizu/

J FUNDING Limited Plan *First 20, first serve basis* Up to 73% OFF Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo Accommodation Ticket (Standard Single Room) 10000yen

(About $94)

9 backers are supporting / Limited:11stocks

Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo Accommodation Voucher for Standard Single, Breakfast included (1 person/group, 1 room)

*1 night 2 days accommodation voucher with breakfast
*Available for the Standard Single room
*Valid for 1 year (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)
*With the exception of: April 27 - May 5, 2018, December 29, 2018 - January 2, 2019
*Capacity: 1 person
*List price ¥26,000 (in case of 1 person use) Breakfast fee will be charged separately
*The accommodation voucher can be mailed overseas
*You can make room reservations at reservation-hrt@ryumeikan.co.jp. When you do please mention, "I will use the return ticket from JAPANKURU FUNDING."
*https://www.ryumeikan-tokyo.jp/

J FUNDING Limited Plan *First 30, first serve basis* Up to 53% OFF Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo Accommodation Ticket (Junior Suite Room) 30000yen

(About $282)

2 backers are supporting / Limited:28stocks

Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo Accommodation Voucher for Junior Suite, Breakfast included (2 persons/group, 1 room)

*1 night 2 days accommodation voucher with breakfast
*Junior Suites available for A and B types.Depending on the reservation status, you may not be able to choose.
*Valid for 1 year (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)
*With the exception of: April 27 - May 5, 2018, December 29, 2018 - January 2, 2019
*Capacity: 2 persons
*List price: ¥56,000 (in case of 2 persons use)
*If more than 2 people stay, ¥4,000 will be charged per person. The capacity is limited to 4 people. Breakfast fee will be charged separately.
*The accommodation voucher can be mailed overseas
*You can make room reservations at reservation-hrt@ryumeikan.co.jp. When you do please mention, "I will use the return ticket from JAPANKURU FUNDING."
*https://www.ryumeikan-tokyo.jp/

J FUNDING Limited Plan *First 39, first serve basis* Up to 55% OFF Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo Accommodation Ticket (Suite) 40000yen

(About $376)

0 backers are supporting / Limited:30stocks

Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo Accommodation Voucher, Breakfast included (2 persons/group, 1 room)

*1 night 2 days accommodation voucher with breakfast
*Valid for 1 year (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)
*With the exception of: April 27 - May 5, 2018, December 29, 2018 - January 2, 2019
*Capacity: 2 persons
*List price: ¥85,000 (room charge only)
*The accommodation voucher can be mailed overseas
*You can make room reservations at reservation-hrt@ryumeikan.co.jp. When you do please mention, "I will use the return ticket from JAPANKURU FUNDING."
*https://www.ryumeikan-tokyo.jp/

J FUNDING Limited Plan Up to 46% OFF Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu Accommodation Ticket 40000yen

(About $376)

1 backers are supporting / Stock: no limit

Hotel Ryumeikan Ochanomizu Accommodation Voucher, Breakfast included (2 persons/group, 1 room)

*1 night 2 days accommodation voucher with breakfast
*Specified room type is not assigned
*Valid for 1 year (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)
*With the exception of: April 27 - May 5, 2018, December 29, 2018 - January 2, 2019
*Capacity: 2 persons
*List price: ¥62,000 - ¥68,000 (room charge only)
*The accommodation voucher can be mailed overseas
*You can make room reservations at reservation-hro@ryumeikan.co.jp. When you do please mention, "I will use the return ticket from JAPANKURU FUNDING."
*https://www.ryumeikan-honten.jp/

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