Japanese Tavern. Began as a "sake house" and sake purveyor,
a place where locals could socialize casually,
enjoying simple appetizers and drinks.
Era in Japanese history during reign of Emperor Meiji (1868-1912),
a time of great cultural and economic exchange between Japan and the Western world.
One's companions or associates;
A guest or guests. A state of friendly companionship; fellowship.
A business enterprise.