Sake Ceremony at the Armani/Nobu restaurant

Kagami Biraki is the traditional Japanese ceremony in which sake casks are broken open to celebrate a special event and to bring good luck and harmony.

This fascinating Sake Ceremony, conceived by Giorgio Armani was celebrated at the Armani/Nobu in the presence of the designer accompanied by chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa. A well-wishing ritual for the Milanese venue, newly opened a few months ago after its recent restyling, which focused particularly on the 380 sq m lobby and outdoor veranda which elegantly amplifies the lounge area. The first floor is organized around the new sushi bar.

These structural changes are enhanced by an aesthetic approach that puts the accent on the texture and solidity of materials, with a sumptuous use of colour which combines the soft hues typical of Armani with warm sensual shades. Japanese inspiration is dissected to the point of abstraction and appears in the wood beams decorating the ceiling and the artfully designed lighting. Following its restyling, the venue layout provides seating for 130 diners on the ground floor where the smoking area and a climatized wine cellar have been maintained, and 100 seats on the upper floor where the sushi bar is located.