Mori Ogai's well-known novel, Takasebune, written in the early
Showa Era the idea of the Tankuma restaurant was born near
Kyoto's famous Takase River.
serving seasonal river fish stood
side-by-side on the Takasegawa
Edo period .
recently opened restaurants in Tokyo, Yokohama, Karuizawa, and
Sendai continuing the tradition of the long-established top
cuisine restaurant of Kyoto store.
was taken from the name of the founder"Kumasaburo
"Tan"was taken from the name of the restaurant
where he was
Hirata of Tenryu-ji Temple named
"Yugyo-an"(using the Chinese characters for fish and
bear) which mean "Lips of a carp and the hand of bear"
is the feast after the Chinese proverb