Otomo No Tabito


In Fukuoka, Japan, where poet Otomo no Tabito lived, was a brewery called Kitaya. Kitaya both means “Happy House” and “I want to tell a lot of joy through the liquor” which fits to how Otomo no Tabito praised sake back in the day. Kitaya introduces a new sake called Otomo no Tabito sake. It serves as a tribute for a town governor who loved sake and left a lot of poems about sake. The layout of the poem is a reflection of the traditional Japanese typography which is translated in English on the left corner.