052 Bar in My Hometown.

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This time, I will talk about Bar in my hometown.



This is Shinden Station on the JR Nara Line.

The Bar I’m heading to is located along the Old Nara-kaido Road, about a 3-minute walk from the west ticket gate of this station.



The name of the shop is written as “P-10” and read as [piː tɔ].

In Japanese, 10 is sometimes pronounced as [tɔ], so this bar is written as p-10 and is called [piː tɔ].

The meaning of “P-10” is a mystery. (I just don’t know.)

















Today’s opponent is a light hot whiskey.

I’ve been writing Bar’s column for a while now, but I’m not a strong drinker.

I like Bar more than I like alcohol.

The hot whiskey of the day contained sliced lemons and cinnamon sticks, and the cinnamon sticks were accented with “some seeds (I don’t remember)”.

I started visiting this bar this winter, but it opened about 5 years ago.

I had been interested in it since it opened, but at that time I didn’t have the courage to knock on the door.

After that, I was told about the relationship with the area I was assigned to, but I couldn’t get in the way, and only recently I was able to go through the gate.

The bartender is a wonderful personality as I heard.

And when I was told the genealogy, this was also a person who had a connection with another area where I had worked.

This was my second visit to the bar on this day, but thanks to the fact that I had multiple acquaintances in common, that I had a connection with another area, and that the bartender’s personality made me completely blend in.

Furthermore, when I visited for the third time, I met a person who said, “My younger brother is working in northern Kyoto.”

And that younger brother is one of the people I was indebted to in that area, and the connections are expanding one after another.

I once heard that the word Pub is derived from Public.

The encounter with this Bar was a reminder of that.

Also, here I was able to meet people who have a stronger interest and respect than before.

For me, I am very happy and grateful to be able to meet such a bar in my hometown.

On February 6, 2022, when this column was uploaded, “Semi-emergency coronavirus measures” were applied in Kyoto Prefecture, and this bar is also closed as of today, but I just hope that it will resume as soon as possible.



Thank you for your reading this post.

I’m looking forward to your next visit.