The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

Private Day Trip to Dojima Sake Brewery

Sunday 29 May 2022 / 11:00am
Private Day Trip to Dojima Sake Brewery

Date
Sunday 29 May 2022
Time
11.00am - 3.30pm

10.30am: Mini bus pick up from Ely station to the brewery
4.30pm: Estimated arrival time back at Ely station from the brewery after the event
Each guest is responsible for their own train journey to and from Ely.

Venue
Dojima Sake Brewery

Fordham Abbey 39 Newmarket Road,
Fordham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5LL

Booking Details
Members (& guests): £85 per person
Non-Members: £95 per person
The price includes a minibus return journey between Ely station and the brewery, sake brewery tour, 3 course lunch, tea ceremony in the Japanese garden and sake kasu workshop. 

Please note this event is now fully booked. Please sign up using the form below to be added to the waiting list.

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The Japan Society is delighted to invite guests to a special day at Dojima Sake Brewery in the stunning setting of the Fordham Abbey estate.

Guests will learn about the process of sake making, as well as its history and culture whilst enjoying the historic atmosphere of Fordham Abbey and its beautiful Japanese garden.

• Sake brewery tour to learn about the process of sake making
• Tea ceremony in the Japanese garden
• 3 course sake kasu lunch
• Sake tasting (including a freshly made unpasteurised nama sake)
• Sake kasu workshop with Megumi Takeyama (250g of sake kasu & easy recipes to take home)

3 course sake kasu lunch menu (provisional)

[Starter]
Sake kasu soup
Amazake marinated tuna sashimi
Lotus root kinpira

[Entrée]
Sake kasu marinated salmon
Grilled garden vegetables

[Dessert]
Sake kasu cheesecake

There will be a mini bus pick up from Ely station to the brewery and back to the station after the event. Each guest is responsible for their own train journey to and from Ely. Please let us know if you would like to drive there and meet us directly at the brewery.  

 

   

  

 

Dojima Sake Brewery is the first Japanese owned sake brewery in the UK, which opened in 2018 with a mission of deeper understanding and appreciation of sake. The owner, the Hashimoto family has been brewing sake since 1822 in Settsu Tonda in Osaka prefecture, a region with over 500 years sake brewing history.

The brewery is set in the picturesque grounds of the Fordham Abbey estate, which was once a 13th century Gilbertine priory founded in the reign of Henry III. Its grade II listed Georgian manor house was built in the 1700s and is an historic cultural gem, much cherished by local people.

Megumi Takeyama is the founder of MEGUMI’S Supper Club and the owner of RISE Japanese Bakery & Bar. RISE is the only official bakery using Dojima’s sake kasu for their specialty Japanese style breads. Megumi will be cooking sake kasu lunch for the visit and will demonstrate how to use sake kasu.

If you have any questions, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email us at: events@japansociety.org.uk.


In association with:

Dojima Sake Brewery


Booking Info

  • Please note this event is now fully booked. Please sign up using the form below to be added to the waiting list.
  • Travel to and from Ely station
    There will be a mini bus pick up from Ely station to the brewery and back to the station after the event. Each guest is responsible for their own train journey to and from Ely. Please let us know if you would like to drive there and meet us directly at the brewery.  
  • Dietary Requirements
    Should you have any other special dietary requirements please let us know on the booking form or via email to events@japansociety.org.uk

  • Cancellation Policy
    This is a special event which is catered specifically for the number of Japan Society guests who have booked by close of play on Thursday 26 May 2022. If you cancel your place(s) after this time, we will attempt to resell your ticket(s). If we are unable to resell your ticket(s) unfortunately we will not be able to offer a refund.

  • When booking below, please select the total number of attendees to add to the booking cart. 

  • 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. If you don't receive any confirmation emails, please check your spam folder or email events@japansociety.org.uk.
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