By Tika Bujiashvili
On February 23 Bina N37 hosted ‘Japanese Culture and Culinary Event’ to celebrate Tochinoshin’s (Levan Gorgadze) grand victory at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo. The event also supported Georgian-Japanese relations and consequently as special guests representatives of Japanese Embassy-Mr. Yasuhiro Kojima-Attache at Embassy of Japan in Georgia, Mr. Hiroyuki Tani- second secretary at Embassy of Japan in Georgia, Mrs. Kyoko Okuwa-Grand consultant at embassy of Japan in Georgia were invited. Special guests were also Tochinoshin’s family members.The event was opened by Mr. Zura Natroshvili, the owner of Bina N37, and Mr. Kai Maruyama, co-host of the party. Mr. Zura warmly welcomed the guests and spoke about the importance of Georgian-Japanese relations. Zura’s Speech. After that there was a brief live event with Tochinoshin. Tochinoshin’s Live
‘Many Japanese have cried. A lot of Georgian have also cried for joy. And Levan, you have got hung onto it there. Really he’s got struggled for it. For 12 years he’s got continues to do it. 8000 km from here to Tokyo. An 18 year-old boy, alone without any words! Everyday, raining days and sultry hot summer days with only Mawashi-Belt on the bare flesh. We remember you as a strong minded hero. You remind us of the great kartuli idol. We shall celebrate your victory again! Levan, Tochinoshin, our Legend.’ This is how Mr. Kai congratulated the grand victory to Tochinoshin. KaiSan Speech
Among special guests was Iago Bitarishvili, one of the best and most famous winemakers of Georgian natural wines. He spoke about the success of Qvevri wine and the growing popularity of Georgian wine in Japan.Guests enjoyed with the delicious Japanese cuisine cooked by Mr. Kai and tasted Bina N37’s Qvevry Wine.