Walking in Kyoto, we stepped into a shy alley that lead us to a building’s second floor walk up. At the top of the stairs was a doorway on the right, opening it we found ourselves in a well-kept wine bar. We weren’t wasn’t totally surprised given many good places are often hidden.
Inside we sat as the only customers given it was early. The bartender and a second staff were both dressed in black pants, a white shirt and a dress jacket. While sitting at the counter, I became intrigued by the bartenders work. Just below us at the counter he had a little area designated for the preparation of the bar’s menu. Directly behind him were two gas burners and a toaster oven. This seemed typical for a wine bar that offers some foods.
As I leaned over the counter, I could see him working diligently so I videoed him: