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UKiYO Republic, was founded in July 2017 by Chef Franco Concli and spirits & sake specialists Kasia Hitchcock.
It is a creative platform exploring common elements of both Japanese and European cultures.
From Japanese Sake through European food experiences. . . and Art.
UKiYO in Japanese translates as 浮世, "Floating World" and describes the pleasure-seeking aspects of urban lifestyle.
Republic derives from latin “respublica” - the state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives.
It also relates to the importance of equality and overall balance among group of elements, such as: ingredients, sake, producers, us - "western messengers" and consumers.
In collaboration with Sway Gallery and Japanese Concept Shop, we proudly support Japan inspired art exhibitions.
Sway Gallery (Old Street, London) frequently hosts unique dining experiences, where beautiful pairings of Japanese sake and European cuisine, can be explored in a surrounding of Japanese art.
UKIYO'S latest projects include:
The Sparrows - Spätzle and continental pasta / restaurant offering a variety of Central European fresh pasta, selection of wines, spirits, as well as Japanese sake and shochu available both via "Suzume " e-shop and for a collection at 16 Red Bank, Manchester M44HF.
Please keep in touch . . . and keep drinking Japanese Sake! Kanpai !
Franco & Kasia