UPDATE! December 9th 2015: A message from Takara Shuzo:
We regret to inform you that this event is now full. We have received an overwhelming response and wish to sincerely thank everyone who has taken the time to apply. We do currently plan to run this event again in the near future and look forward to welcoming more participants at that time.
I attended the first of these events in October and found it fun, instructive and extremely tasty! Here’s Chris Malcolm with the details of the next event. All queries should be directed to the email address given below.
A Night of Japanese Sake and Cuisine
Takara Shuzo, based in Kyoto and one of Japan’s leading sake and shochu producers, is looking for non-Japanese participants for a fun and informative night of Japanese food and sake at a beautiful Kyoto-style town home in Higashiyama, Kyoto. This cultural event will be hosted in English by international staff from Takara Shuzo, and attendees will have a chance to taste and learn about 9 premium sake, including several daiginjo varieties, while enjoying a full meal*. During dinner, the staff will give a short seminar on sake, Japanese food, and sake pairings. In addition to the meal, participants will receive a bottle of Mio Sparkling Sake at the end in exchange for their cooperation in filling out a couple of short surveys.
*Please inform us of any dietary concerns at the time of your application.
500 yen. This includes a full meal, and sampling of 9 premium sake.
Friday, Dec. 18 from 6:30 (doors open at 6:15). The event will end around 8:30pm.
The event is limited to 15 non-Japanese guests.
・Simply send a message with your name in an Email titled ‘Sake Tasting’ to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to invite friends, please include their names in the Email as well.
・Application deadline: Wed. December 16, 2015 at 5:00pm.
・All applicants will be notified by email with the result of their application.
・Participants will be determined via their applications on a first come, first serve basis.
・If we have reached capacity at the time of your application, we will add you to a waitlist and contact you if there are any cancellations.
5 min from Higashiyama Station on Kyoto’s Tozai subway line. Participants will be given specific location details, and event and contact information via email once their participation is confirmed. .
* We ask that participants do not drive to the event by car, motorcycle or bicycle, as alcoholic beverages will be served and we do not have available parking facilities.
・Any information collected via Email from attendees will be used solely for the organization of this event or future editions of the same event for applicants unable to attend due to overcapacity.
・Takara Shuzo does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others.
・All guests must be at least 20 years old.
We look forward to seeing you there!