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May 29 2009

Kami no Shizuku – The Drops of the Gods

I’m embarrassed to say this is the first time I’ve heard of this Japanese manga related to wine.
Embarassed because

  1. I like manga
  2. I like wine
  3. I live in Japan


According to Dale Cruse’s Blog Drinks Are On Me this is a hugely influential manga when it comes to wine purchases by Japanese people. Sales jump whenever a specific wine gets mentioned in the pages of the manga apparently read by over half a million Japanese a week!

Check out the link above to Dale’s blog for more info, and also he’s translated them into English!
As can be seen on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/djcruse/sets/72157618804754379/show/

I’m still struggling through “Sommelier” by Joh Araki (I should say that I’m only struggling through it as it’s in Japanese, not because it’s boring!)

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