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Tank Number Matters

Musashino Shuzo’s annual shinshu or new sake tasting dinner the other day started with a really tough quiz. As the guests arrived, we were asked to sit down and try four honjozo bottles in a completely blind tasting. Our first task for the night was to pick SkiI Masamune out of the four. This sake [...]

World Sake Meetup (or parts of it) meets in Niigata

Back in February, I found out this year’s Niigata Sake-no-jin was on March 15 and 16. Since Te-chan and I were going to be in Koriyama visiting Kinpou Shuzou on the 15th, I thought to make a grand circle and go to Niigata from Fukushima. At the time, I thought some members of the Tokyo [...]

Tokyo Sake Meetup: B.Y.O.S

Tokyofoodcast has been hosting a couple sake meetups over the last 6 months and for the first time, we had a Bring Your Own Sake (B.Y.O.S.) party. Picking a bottle for a tasting can be tough, so there was an option to pay a small fee instead of bringing a bottle. Surprisingly, well, but totally [...]

Junior Sake Samurai Find Their Regular Izakaya

The Official Sake Samurai title went to our sake friend Tim at Urbansake for all his much appreciated devotion to sake and culture. When he was in the ancient capital, Kyoto, did he have any idea that a band of junior samurai from the wild-wild-east, the infamous Tokyo Sake Meetup group, would be running around [...]

Good-bye, Ginjo Kura 66

We hosted the third Tokyo Sake Meetup at Ginjo Kura 66 on Saturday, October 13th. Call me lazy for hosting three Meetups in a row at the same spot, but I got really good responses about the place from everyone who attended in the past. For one thing, the sake is so reasonably priced–300 to [...]

Tokyo Sake Meetup meets Glorious Mt. Fuji

I love sake, but not in 40 degree heat with that burning sun piercing holes through my skin. Last Wednesday, I did my share of BBQ and sake in the middle of the day, but I felt I was the one sizzling on the grill and the sake became warm nuru-kan immediately after pouring it. [...]

First Tokyo Sake Meetup Event

In the midst of Typhoon #4 that was about to hit Tokyo, fearless sake enthusiasts got together at Ginjo Kura 66 for the first Tokyo Sake Meetup. In the pouring rain, the bar still managed to get good traffic for an early Saturday evening, but somehow, we managed to be the loudest group at the [...]

Sake Events

I have added sake events page/tab to keep up with events happening in Japan or sometimes overseas.

Akita Sake Galore

On a stormy, windy, rainy evening, more than 400 guests were greeted by Namahage to enjoy an almost equal number of kinds of sake from Akita. Organized by the Akita Brewer’s Association, the event was just incredible–with 30 kura from Akita in the same place to showcase their sake. Considering the sheer scale, it was [...]

Our first B.Y.O.S Tasting

Merry Xmas! Inspired by Tim’s B.Y.O.S (Bring Your Own Sake) tasting, six sake connoisseurs in Tokyo gathered at our favorite neighborhood okonomiyaki place, Kurobee, on Sunday, 17 December. The restaurant is run by a very nice couple we have known for over 5 years. Little did they know the group of people they were going [...]

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