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ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT: Tutored Sake tasting (5 March)

Friday 5 March 2021 / 6:30pm
ONLINE EVENT: Tutored Sake tasting (5 March)

Friday 5 March 2021
6.30pm – 8.00pm (GMT)

Booking Details
Japan Society Members only
£18 per tasting kit, to cover delivery costs to a UK address

Booking Deadline: Thursday 18 February 2021

Please note that this event is limited to one booking per household, and participants must reside in the UK. Places are limited and we anticipate it will be a very popular event, so early booking is recommended.


We are delighted to be partnering with The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association on two special tutored tastings. This is an ideal opportunity for all members who would like to know a bit more about sake production, different styles of sake, and how to enjoy it on different occasions, especially at home.

For this second session, we are delighted to welcome Rie Yoshitake to give an introduction to sake on behalf of the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association. We will be joined also by two sake experts to guide us through the different sakes being tasted: Oliver Hilton Johnson of Tengu Sake and Hiroko Nishitani of Tazaki Foods. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and share observations over the course of the evening.

Participants will receive a package containing 7 bottles (200ml, 300ml or 500ml) of different types of sake from breweries across Japan. All the sake is available to purchase in the UK, so you’ll be able to continue enjoying your favourites even after the tasting supplies run out.

Style Name of sake Brewery Region
Sparkling Shirakabegura MIO Takara shuzo Hyogo
Honjozo Nishinoseki Hiya Kayashima Shuzo Oita
Honjozo Nama Genshu Sankou Honjozo Nama Genshu Sankou Masamune  Okayama
Junmai Urakasumi Junmai  Urakasumi Shuzo Miyagi
Daiginjo Konishi Gold Daiginjo  Konishi shuzo Hyogo
Koshu・Junmai Daiginjo Michisakari Junmai Daiginjo Koshu Michisakari Gifu
Dessert sake / Yuzu shu Gozenshu Yuzu shu  Tsuji Honten Okayama

There is also a tasting on Wednesday 17 February. In order to enable as many members as possible to take advantage of these special events, those who are attending the earlier tasting will only be able to book places for the 5 March event if spaces remain after the booking deadline (18 February).

If you have any questions, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email us at:

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Booking Info

  • You should receive an automated email from the Japan Society to let you know that your booking request has been registered. Please note that your booking is pending while we check your details and you will receive a further email once your booking is confirmed.

  • At the time of booking, your card will be pre-authorised, but you will not be charged until we have confirmed your place.

  • For online events, we will send you the zoom links and details to attend the event closer to the date.

  • If you don't receive any confirmation emails or links, please check your spam folder or email

This event is fully booked