Old School Izakaya

Experience the Japanese izakaya culture from the 70's with this vintage video. Izakaya, the eating pubs, are known for offering small plates to complement drinks. Watch the video to see the classic Naomi Chiaki tune, 'Kassai,' and enjoy the atmosphere of these traditional Japanese joints.

Kick it old school with this video of Japanese izakaya culture from the 70's. Izakaya, or eating pubs, offer small plates to complement a steady flow of booze -- I love hanging at these joints in Japan (and here in New York, too.) But I've never seen minstrels, like in the video. I think they're gone, darn. Dig the classic Naomi Chiaki tune, "Kassai," too.