If you are looking for fresh and high quality meat in Kyoto, opt for the yakiniku (authentic Japanese BBQ) restaurant Gyū Ōta. The restaurants superior flavours come from its choice of quality meat-the best Japanese wagyu beef of the day, regardless of region of origin. And don’t forget to try the misuji (oyster blade) and sankaku (chuck ribs), both highly recommended by the owners. Along with carefully selected meats, the restaurant also offers various Korean side dishes including steamed oxtail and harusame noodle salad. The idea of the red tiger painting for this yakiniku restaurant comes from a popular association in Japan among grilled meat, Korea and tigers, as well as Ki-Yan’s desire to paint the tiger in warm colours in order to enhance guests’ dining experience. Following a friend’s suggestion, the artist later repainted the tiger’s tail over the corner pillar.