Our friends at Arigato Travel and JASDFW are glad to partner for a follow-up event from this summer’s journey to Tsukiji Market. Join Lauren Shannon to learn about the classic coffee culture in Japan in a one-hour live broadcast from Tokyo. Have you ever heard about kissaten? This is an old-style Japanese coffee house that also serves special food and sweets. As a coffeeholic always looking for the best spots around Japan, Lauren will share more about the special heritage and how it inspires modern cafes today, but also what makes these places so charming and how they are greatly loved along many meji-showa traditions in Japan. Even if they are slowly disappearing, kissaten still have so many fans and you will find out why! Coffee history is a fun lens through which to learn about Japan since the late 19th century. Come step back in time, kissaten-style.
Click on the register button to sign-up for the event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For those who register, but cannot attend, a recording will be available.
This event is postponed due to a conflict in the presenter’s availability – we are working on a new date soon.
Lauren comes from a background of entrepreneurial business development in the content writing, travel, technology, food/beverage, and hospitality industries. She is a partner and General Manager of Arigato Japan Travel, a culinary tourism company in Japan. From 2014-2016, Lauren was the content and community director for Odigo Japan, a travel planning/ itinerary building and sharing website and iOS application. She previously launched her own creative agency “True Taste Tokyo – Stories from Japan.” The agency was focused on social media, and content marketing for small creative travel and other businesses based in Japan. Lauren is a Pennsylvania native, but has lived in Japan for over 24 years. She is an avid traveler, reader, writer and creator of projects, and her Arigato Japan partners nicknamed her the Arigato Japan CoMT “chief of many things.”