Arashi meets Kirin Ichiban Shibori in Kobe

Arashi (嵐, literally Storm) is a Japanese idol group consisting of five members formed under the Johnny’s Entertainment talent agency. Aside from their music careers, Arashi has also appeared in dramas and movies, done radio shows, commercials, and acted as the main hosts for events.

キリン一番搾り生ビール(キリンいちばんしぼりなまビール)とは、キリンビールから発売されているビール。1990年3月に発売された。

Kirin Ichiban Shibori Nama Beer is sold by Kirin Beer. Sales began in March, 1990.

In Japanese, “kirin” can refer to giraffes, or to Qilin, the mythical hooved Chinese chimerical creatures. Kirin Brewery is named after the latter.

The Kansai dialect (関西弁, 関西方言 Kansai-ben, Kansai hōgen) is a group of Japanese dialects in the Kansai region (Kinki region) of Japan. In Japanese, Kansai-ben is the common name and it is called Kinki dialect (近畿方言 Kinki hōgen) in technical terms. The common Kansai dialect is spoken in Keihanshin (the metropolitan areas of the cities of Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe) and its surroundings, a radius of about 50 km around the Osaka-Kyoto area (see regional differences).

Kirin Nodogoshi All Light Hanami

Happoshu (発泡酒 happōshu lit. “bubbling spirits”), or low-malt beer, is a tax category of Japanese liquor that most often refers to a beer-like beverage with less than 67% malt content. [Kirin’s] Nodogoshi-nama uses soy protein [and is] classified as “Other miscellaneous (2)”, containing no malt.

Hanami (花見, lit. “flower viewing”) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, flowers (“hana”) in this case almost always referring to those of the cherry (“sakura”) or, less frequently, plum (“ume”) trees.

Yakitori (焼き鳥, やきとり, ヤキトリ), grilled chicken, is a Japanese type of skewered chicken.

A yatai (屋台) is a small, mobile food stall in Japan typically selling ramen or other food. The name literally means “shop stand”.

Yoshino Kimura (木村 佳乃 Kimura Yoshino, born 10 April 1976) is an English-born Japanese actress and former idol singer.

Kirin Ichiban Beer Bottle Orchestra “Sushi”

A beer bottle is a bottle made to contain beer, usually made of glass and comes in various sizes, shapes and colours (usually brown or green).

A blown bottle is a musical instrument that produces sound when the musician blows air over the bottle opening. Blown bottles, like the musical jug, are sometimes used by performers of folk music.

Radetzky March, Op. 228, is a march composed by Johann Strauss Sr. in 1848.

Makizushi (巻き寿司, “rolled sushi“), norimaki (海苔巻き, “Nori roll”) or makimono (巻物, “variety of rolls”) is a cylindrical piece, formed with the help of a bamboo mat known as a makisu (巻簾).

The Japan Brewery first began marketing Kirin Beer in 1888. The Kirin Brewery Company was established as a separate legal entity in February 1907, purchasing the assets of the Japan Brewery and expanding the business in an era of growing consumer demand.