January 2016 sees the Selfridges Foodhalls and Homeware departments transformed into an authentic slice of Japan for twelve weeks!

To ensure Selfridges bring the most authentic and up-to-date offering from Japan, Selfridges have partnered with a number of food experts including Hidetoshi Nakata–Sake expert and all round man of culture. Selfridges will also partner with some of Japans biggest consumer brands including Kikkoman and Meiji.


Michelin Star Chef Kei Kobayashi

Nathan Herrmann, Selfridges Food and Restaurants Director comments:

 “Japan is an incredibly innovative and cultural country and with so much happening there over the next 10 years we thought it fitting to pay homage to them with a Selfridges twist.”

Here’s a taster of what you can expect to see during the twelve week celebration:

  • SAKE BAR: The UK’s smallest Sake Bar will launch with renowned Japanese footballer and Sake lover Hidetoshi Nakata. Learn the traditions of warming, pouring and serving various Sake from Hide’s personal collection. The six seater bar will take pride of place in Selfridges Wine shop serving the most exclusive Japanese sakes, never before available in the UK.
  • KAWAII CULTURE: An entire wall will be dedicated to the chocolate covered biscuit sticks POCKY! – creating the largest selection of Pocky in the UK. A range of Japanese confection, with weird and wonderful flavours such as KitKat with Matcha or Yuzu and Lychee Gummies will take pride of place in the Confectionery Hall.
  • WINESHOP: Fascinated by Japan’s invention and innovation, the Selfridges Wine and Spirits shop will become a destination for Japanese Whiskies and Sakes!

If that wasn’t enough to get your tastebuds singing, the event will also feature exclusive dining events including the chance to join Michelin Star Chef Kei Kobayashi as he creates an exclusive menu for Selfridges!

Please visit the Selfridges website for further information and to purchase tickets to their exclusive events.

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