When the sausage to advance his career through a work and study program was held in front of Mirko’s nose, he couldn’t refuse. He loved Fukuoka so much he didn’t want to leave, and found himself a job at an established German-style sausage and meat shop in Fukuoka. Mirko has brought even more authenticity to the shop including techniques, the introduction of meat platters, and their new eat-in cafe. As a butcher, Mirko works with blades all day and then even after work he finds peace and relaxation through the practice of iaido (Japanese swordsmanship). Perfecting the movements of iaido serves as a kind of meditation for him. Readers are welcome to visit him at Goethe Haus – not only for his tasty meats, but for advice on traveling in Germany.
Goethe Haus, 2-16-1 Yakuin
Hometown: Saalfeld, Germany
In Japan: 6 years
Identity: Butcher & Sausage Maker
Originally published in Fukuoka Now magazine (fn106, Oct. 2007)