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Japanese bartenders shake up the scene

Japanese bartending is renowned for its meticulous attention to detail, as well as the sophistication and mastery of techniques that goes into making a cocktail.

For some bartenders, like The Bar at Waku Ghin's Kazuhiro Chii and D.Bespoke's Daiki Kanetaka and Shinji lwamitsu, it is about the unflinching pursuit of perfection in making classic cocktails such as the martini or the Manhattan. But others, like the Jigger & Pony Group's s team of Japanese bartenders, want to throw in new techniques and ideas to improve on and evolve the classics.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 07, 2019, with the headline 'Japanese bartenders shake up the scene'. Print Edition | Subscribe