Japanese Sake Fair 2017 in Ikebukuro Sunshine City - 日本酒フェア - Vikingess Voyages

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Japanese Sake Fair 2017 in Ikebukuro Sunshine City - 日本酒フェア

This weekend the Japanese Sake Fair 2017 is being held in Ikebukuro's Sunshine City, and people participating in the event have the opportunity to try sake from more than 800 sake breweries from all over Japan. Yesterday I had the chance to participate in an exclusive opening event where we got a pre-taste of today(17/6)'s fair.
 At the opening event we got to learn more about sake through a couple of interesting lectures, including an introduction to autophagy held by 2016 Nobel Prize laureate Mr. Yoshinori Ohsumi.

After the lectures it was time to try out some of the sake. We all got presented with a cute ochoko sake cup, and were free to walk around the venue trying sake from different prefectures and talking to representative of the different sakagura (breweries).

45 Japanese prefectures were represented at the fair, and among the sake you get to try at there are 430 award-winning brands from the Annual Japan Sake Awards. As you can imagine they all have their distinguished flavor and aroma, so whether you are a huge sake fan or not you might just find yourself a new favorite sake at this event.

The event lasts only for one day, and this year it is divided into two sessions lasting from 10 am - 2 pm and 3:30 - 7 pm so there's no time to wait for those who want to visit this year's Sake Fair!

Basic Info
  • ・Name of Event: Japanese Sake Fair (日本酒フェア)
  • ・Place: Ikebukuro Sunshine City
    • 〒170-0013 Tōkyō-to, Toshima-ku, Higashiikebukuro, 3丁目1−1番
  • ・Time: 10 am - 2 pm and 3:30 - 7 pm
  • ・Entrance Fee: 4000 yen when buying tickets at the door
  • ・Official Home Page:http://www.japansake.or.jp/sake/fair/

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