Kanpai !(cheers!) it is a holiday here--the Emperor's birthday.
This was a canned chu-hai (a highball made with shochu (an alcohol made with rice, potatoes, wheat or barley and diluted with soda water) This chu-hai was flavored with niju-iseki (which means 21st century, is a pear famous in the Tottori region) that we brought back with us.
It was sweet and had a lot of fizz...it was delicious.
Have you finished your Christmas shopping? If not, you may want to check out Out of the Box Gifts, my friend Audrey is selling her beautiful jewelry and her husband, Michael is selling his delicious chocolates there...beats standing in line or waiting for parking...