Ginji the hamster is the proprietor of a tiny izakaya that exists somewhere inside the home of Kosuke Sato, according to Rocket News 24.
今夜はヱビスやでー！ ヱビスやでー！ もっかい言うで？ ヱビスやでー！やでー！やでー！ pic.twitter.com/CggevWKaBA
— 銀次（川辺石材の佐藤の上司） (@kawanabesatou) November 1, 2014
Ginji’s Twitter account claims that he is in fact Sato’s boss, and not the other way around, even though Sato is a human.
According to the translation provided by Rocket News 24, Ginji is a warm and welcoming barkeep who says things like, “Thanks for coming in! You had a pretty hectic week at work, huh? I can tell by the look on your face!”
おつかれさん！ 一週間頑張ったやんな！ 俺、知っとるで！ 疲れきった顔してはるの！ pic.twitter.com/aDwMOzIHvT
— 銀次（川辺石材の佐藤の上司） (@kawanabesatou) October 31, 2014
Ginji’s izakaya is stocked with specially-ordered miniature interior furnishings, and his menu reportedly includes sashimi, nigiri-style sushi, soba noodles, curry rice, and a decent drink collection including sake and Japanese beers. Even without opposable thumbs, his knife skills appear to be extensive.
However, even though Ginji has his own well-stocked casual bar and restaurant, he’s also not immune to the late-night appeal of the convenience store.
コンビニで3000円も 使ってもぅた… pic.twitter.com/qe75qiO5XK
— 銀次（川辺石材の佐藤の上司） (@kawanabesatou) October 30, 2014
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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.