Nihonshu Festival 2018 by Shuen Kawashima


2018/7/8 (Sun)
Day Part: 12:00 – 15:00
Night Part: 16:00 – 19:00

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Osaki Bright Core Hall 3F

5-5-15, Kita-Shinagawa , Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

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JR Yamanote Line, JR Saikyo Line, JR Shonan Shinjuku Line, Rinkai Line “Osaki Station”

5 Minutes on foot from the station


Advance ticket
Each Part: ¥5,500
One day: ¥9,000
Pair ticket: ¥10,000

You can purchase at 酒縁川島(Shuen Kawashima) or bank transfer.
酒縁川島(Shuen Kawashima)
Shuen Kawashima tabelog link
Shuen Kawashima homepage

Address: 10-4-102, 4chome, Koyama, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
264 meters from Musashi Koyama.

bank transfer
Japan Post 00160-3-80007 酒縁の会事務局

(Please mention number of ticket and day/night/one day)

Mizuho Bank
みずほ銀行 戸越支店 普通2046399
川島酒縁の会 川島孝夫

Other bank or net banking
郵貯銀行:店番号:019 貯金種目 当座貯金

“Bank transfer Receipt” works as a ticket, please bring to the venue with you.

Day ticket
Each Part: ¥6,000
One day: ¥10,000
Pair ticket: ¥11,000


For more information call, 酒縁川島(Shuen Kawashima) Tel: 03-3785-8806(18:30~22:30)

Last year 2017’s pictures




Nippon Good Sake, Good Sakana at Seibu Ikebukuro

Gorgeous fragrance, Sparkling your mind, Sake tasting.

You can taste gorgeous sparkling sake and crisp dry sake and so on, wide range of characteristic sake from across Japan. They also provide Japanese wine which is growing more interest in every year and there are special limited noodle, appetizers and sake set.


2018/5/22 (Tue) – 5/28(Mon)
※Only on Monday, May 28, venue close at 6:00 p.m.

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Seibu Ikebukuro 7F (South Wing) : Event Hall

〒171-0022 Tokyo, Toshima, Minamiikebukuro, 1 Chome−28−1

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Directly connect
Ikebukuro Station South Exit, Exit 38, Exit 36

Web site

For more information visit, にっぽんいい酒いい肴


Tanabata party with Miyagi Junmai shu @ Happoen

Junmai shu from Miyagi Prefecture Tanabata party @ Happoen

Miyagi Sake Brewers Association will hold Tanabata buffet party on Friday, July 6 at Happoen. They will offer you Japanese sake from 23 Miyagi breweries. Food is ticket exchange system. Sake and food are included in the ticket fee.

As they are going to prepare a bamboo stalk for tanabata, you can write your wish on a tanzaku and hanging it on the stalk to celebrate tanabata. They will bring back to Miyagi your wish carefully and send to Sake brewery god “Matsuo Shrine” in Sendai, Miyagi. They will Heartfelt Prayer Fulfillment to make your wish come true in the shrine.

Ticket fee is ¥6,480 per person and maximum 200 attendees.

Please enjoy Sake and Tanabata.

Line up Brand and Home page

勝山 (Katsuyama) 仙台伊澤家 勝山酒造株式会社 (Katsuyama Supreme SAKE co.,Ltd)
鳳陽(Houyou) 合資会社内ヶ崎酒造店(Uchigasaki Brewery Limited Partnership)
雪の松島(Yuki no Matsushima) 大和蔵酒造株式会社(Taiwagura shuzo)
浪の音(Nami no Oto) 有限会社佐々木酒造店(Sasaki shuzo)
浦霞(Urakasumi) 株式会社佐浦(Urakasumi Sake Brewery Saura Co.,Ltd.)
阿部勘(Abekan) 阿部勘酒造株式会社(Abekan shuzo)
一ノ蔵(Ichinokura) 株式会社一ノ蔵
伯楽星(Hakurakusei) 株式会社新澤醸造店(Niizawa jozo)
真鶴(Manatsuru) 株式会社田中酒造店(Tanaka shuzo)
わしが國(Washigakuni) 株式会社山和酒造店(Yamawa shuzo)
黄金澤(Koganesawa) 合名会社川敬商店(Kawakei shoten)
宮寒梅(Miyakanbai) 合名会社寒梅酒造(Kanbai shuzo)
天上夢幻(Tenjomugen) 株式会社中勇酒造店(NAKAYU SAKE BREWERY CO.,LTD)
栗駒山(Kurikomayama) 千田酒造株式会社(Chida shuzo)
綿屋(Wataya) 金の井酒造株式会社(Kanenoi shuzo)
萩の鶴(Hagi no Tsuru) 萩野酒造株式会社(Hagino shuzo)
澤乃泉(Sawanoizumi) 石越醸造株式会社(Ishikoshi jozo)
両國(Ryougoku) 株式会社角星(Kakuboshi)
伏見男山(Fushimi Otokoyama) 株式会社男山本店(Otokoyama Honten)
日高見(Hitakami) 株式会社平孝酒造(Hirataka shuzo)
墨廼江(Suminoe) 墨廼江酒造株式会社(Sumione shuzo)
乾坤一(Kenkonichi) 有限会社大沼酒造店(Oonuma shuzo)
蔵王(Zao) 蔵王酒造株式会社(Zao shuzo)


2018/7/6 (Fri)

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1-1-1 Shirokane-dai Minato-ku Tokyo Japan

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Toei Mita Line, Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line “Shirokanedai Station”
Exit the station out of Exit 2 and continue walking for about one minute to reach Happo-en.

Ticket Link

Ticket Fee

¥6,480 (Sake and Food included)

Web site

For more information visit, 宮城県酒造組合Facebook


Kamata de sake crawling 2018

 Sake crawling in Kamata  2018

This is a sake crawling event by a volunteer restaurant in Tokyo Kamata east and west exit area.
Advance ticket 5,000 yen
On the day 6,000 yen
Please purchase tickets at participating restaurants.

【Outline of the event】
They offer free drink and food who purchase the event ticket.
(※ A part of restaurant and some food are cash bar system.)
On the day, you can exchange the ticket with wristbands and restaurant map, so please show your wristband at each restaurant.
Sake cup is mini plastic cup. Each restaurant provide chaser (yawaragi water).
Standing bar style

Participating restaurants tabelog link

East exit:

米酒場そう my BAR SO.

魚魚呑 (Tototon)

そら豆 (Soramame)

West exit:

ささめ (Sasame)

毘央志 (Bioshi)

じとっこ (Jitokko)

日本酒人 (Nihonshubito)


2018/6/24 (Sun)

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Around JR Kamata station

my BAR SO.

5 Chome-42-6 Kamata, Ōta, Tokyo 114-0052

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JR Kamata


Advance ticket 5,000 yen ( purchase tickets at participating restaurants)
On the day 6,000 yen

Web site

For more information visit, 蒲田 de はしご酒 2018


Sample over 400 different varieties of sake at this special event.

An evening dedicated to a range of styles and flavors of Japan’s national drink aims to serve a reminder that there is much to appreciate about the beverage. Hosted by Canadian Rakugo-ka (comic storyteller) Sunshine Katsura, “SAKE NIGHT 2018 from All Over Japan” will feature a chance to sample over 400 different varieties of sake (which have received recognition by the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association) from across all of Japan’s 47 prefectures. A complementary spread of food will be available for the Sake Banquet during the second half of the event. Guest speaker Seiichi Kondo, a former diplomat in the Permanent Delegation of Japan to UNESCO, will talk about the significance of Japanese cuisine and guests will be able to learn about the correct way for people to taste sake from the president of the National Research Institute of Brewing, Nami Goto. The event is by invitation only and limited to 200 attendees, so don’t miss out on a chance to be one of the lucky few by registering before noon on Friday June 8.

How to register
Please register via email or FAX (Attention: Niki Kaihara or Eri Arai)
FAX: 03-4588-2278


2018/6/15 (Fri)
7:00-9:30pm (Reception begins 6:30pm)

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Ikebukuro Sunshine City Bunka Kaikan Buld,  4th floor Exhibition Hall B

3-1-4 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 170-0013


Ikebukuro Station

East Exit No. 35 of Ikebukuro Station is the closest exit.

Higashi Ikebukuro Station

Please use the underground passage marked Sunshine City Underground Passage which you’ll come upon as you walk toward Exit 6, 7.

How to register

Please register via email or FAX (Attention: Niki Kaihara or Eri Arai)
FAX: 03-4588-2278

Entrance Free (Maximum 200 attendees)
Registered attendees will be notified by email.

* We reserve the right to make changes without notification.
Dress Code: Business Casual (please refrain from wearing jeans, shorts, running shoes and sandals).

Web site

For more information visit, SAKE NIGHT 2018

Study Sake @ Kobe University

Kobe University collaborate with Nadagogo Brewers Association to be going to start “Sakeology” course  which you can learn Japanese Sake academically from this autumn.

Niigata University started Sakeology course in this April. It is very popular and more applications that expected. Nadagogo Brewers Association suggested to establish “Sakeology” in Kobe University that the regional nature of Kobe is essential for sake making.

From this October, they plan to open 7 lectures at Kobe University, named “Introduction to sake brewery”. The lecturer are from executive officer of brewery companies and sake brewing container makers, and researchers of The National Research Institute of Brewing (NRIB).

In addition to the course will cover history and making method of sake, distribution method and overseas marketing to be able to capture sake in various ways. It is including tour of sake brewery.

The content of lecture would be interesting regardless of special field such as science and liberal arts. They also added the regionality of Kobe abundantly to make difference from Niigata University.

Nadagogo Brewers Association is hoping that the course would assist the development of human resources for specialist of Sake.


Kobe University

Nadagogo Brewers Association (Japanese)

The National Research Institute of Brewing (NRIB)



Sip-Up in May at Otameshuya

Sip-Up in May at Otameshuya.

Contents: It is the same as usual.
Contents : It will be the same as usual. It is serving around 8 different kinds of Japanese Sake. (You can try and taste the differences.)
Seats : upto 10 sutanding (could be changed depends on condition)

*only booking acceptable (Contact on FB)

Otameshuya tabelog link


2018/5/24(Thu) 7 PM- 8 PM
2018/5/25(Fri) 7 PM- 8 PM
2018/5/26(Sat) 7 PM- 8 PM
2018/5/28(Mon) 7 PM- 8 PM

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1-8-4 Honda Kokubunji Tokyo

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JR Chuo Line / Seibu Kokubunji Line / Seibu Tamako Line Kokubunji Station North Exit 2 minutes on foot
572 meters from Kokubunji Station


¥ 1,000

Booking required

Web site

For more information visit, 厳選日本酒プレミアム試飲会 Premium Sake Sip-Up



The 1st Tokyo University of Agriculture sake tasting fair

Tokyo University of Agriculture, Department of Fermentation Science

This is the only research and educational institution in Japan specializing in fermentation and related areas. The department implements broad educational research whose coverage ranges from the traditional technology to the forefront of biotechnology, and fosters students who possess comprehensive techniques appropriate for modern society. Specialized subjects consist of three research fields: Fermentation Microbiology, Fermentation Technology, and Environmental Science for Brewing. The department fosters human resources who are able to contribute to development of the brewing/food industries and the microbe-related industry as a researcher, a developer, an instructor and an engineer.

Since establishment in 1950, They have produced a lot of talent to the sake brewing industry. It is said that starting with Nanbu Bijin, Japanese 70-80% of brewer are graduated from Tokyo University of Agriculture, Department of Fermentation Science.

“Food and Agriculture Museum” introduces a part of graduated students’ brewer across Japan and exhibits 280 sake bottles permanently.

But, this time is not only watching the bottles, you can taste selected sake from 100 yen per cup (30ml)! Please enjoy taste of sake.

Line up Brewery and  Brand (To be planed)

武の井酒造 株式会社 (Takenoi shuzo ) 山梨県

青煌 純米大吟醸 愛山(つるばら酵母)
青煌 純米吟醸 雄町(つるばら酵母)
青煌 純米酒 美山錦(つるばら酵母)
武の井 純米焼酎 樫樽熟成(7年)35°
武の井 純米焼酎 花酵母仕込25°(なでしこ酵母)

宇都宮酒造 株式会社 (Utsunomiya shuzo) 栃木県

四季桜 万葉聖
四季桜 花宝
四季桜 大吟醸生酒
四季桜 今井昌平

宮尾酒造 株式会社 (Miyao Shuzo) 新潟県

〆張鶴 純
〆張鶴 純米吟醸 山田錦
〆張鶴 吟撰
〆張鶴 吟醸生貯蔵酒
〆張鶴 大吟醸 金ラベル

亀田酒造 株式会社 (Kameda shuzo) 千葉県

超特撰大吟醸 寿萬亀
寿萬亀 愛山
山田錦40% 本生原酒 寿萬亀
昭和51年 純米秘蔵古酒
昭和63年 山田錦純米吟醸古酒
平成元年 山田錦純米吟醸古酒

富士錦酒造 株式会社 (Fujinishiki shuzo) 静岡県

富士錦 湧水仕込 純米酒
富士錦 純米吟醸酒
富士錦 特別純米 誉富士
富士錦 吟醸酒
富士錦 純米大吟醸 愕堂

有限会社 新藤酒造店 (Shindo shuzo) 山形県

九郎左衛門 大吟醸 雪女神
雅山流 純米大吟醸 〈極月〉
雅山流 大吟醸 〈如月〉

株式会社 本田商店 (Honda shoten) 兵庫県
龍力 純米80
龍力 山田錦 生原酒
龍力 神力 生原酒
龍力 純米吟醸 ドラゴン黒
龍力 大吟醸 ドラゴン青

森戸酒造 株式会社 (Morito shuzo) 栃木県

十一正宗 大吟醸 真
純米大吟醸 尚仁沢
純米吟醸 NY
純米酒 尚仁沢
十一正宗 さくら

株式会社 南部美人 (Nanbu Bijin) 岩手県

南部美人 特別純米酒
南部美人 純米大吟醸 愛山
南部美人 大吟醸
南部美人 純米大吟醸

藤井酒造 株式会社 (Fujii shuzo) 広島県

龍勢 生酛純米大吟醸 別格品
龍勢 番外品 其ノ弐
龍勢 八反 伍拾 純米大吟醸
龍勢 八反 陸拾 純米吟醸
龍勢 和みの辛口 特別純米酒

株式会社 大嶋農場 (Oshima nojo) 茨城県

百笑舞 無濾過原酒 愛山
百笑舞 純米吟醸 愛山
百笑米 純米焼酎5年古酒(華麗舞)


2018/6/17 (Sun)

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Food and Agriculture Museum, Tokyo University of Agriculture

2-4-29 Kami-Yōga, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0098

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2 min. walk from Tokyu Bus and Odakyu Bus (渋24)“Nodaimae” bus stop.
25 min. walk from Odakyu Line “Kyodo” Station and “Chitose-Funabashi” Station.


Admission Free

1 cup (30ml) from ¥100-

Web site

For more information visit, 農大蔵元試飲フェア・第1回


Local sake big tasting in Ginza

You can taste 40 kinds of sake from 12 breweries across Japan. It includes a meal and one bottle of local sake you can bring home.


2018/5/19 (Sat)

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Ginza Capital Hotel 2F

3 Chome-1-5 Tsukiji, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0045

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Yurakucho Line Shintomicho Station Exit 4 on foot about 2 minutes
Hibiya Line Tsukiji Station Exit 4 on foot about 2 minutes

Entrance fee

¥5,900 Pay at the venue


Web site

For more information visit, 地酒大試飲会

“Gangi” & “Hokko Masamune” In-store tasting event @ Ikebukuro

You can taste Gangi, Yaoshin Shuzo K.K., from Yamaguchi prefecture, and Hokko Masamune, Kadoguchi Sake Brewery from Nagano prefecture.

Gangi (Yaoshin Shuzo K.K.)

Yaoshin Shuzo is located beside the river mouse of Nishiki River in Yamaguchi prefecture. Gangi means the special pier to land sake brewery rice comes from the upstream of river.

In ancient time, it was common to transport brewery rice through the river. Yaoshin Shuzo has experience one huge hard time caused from the change of natural environment. Through this experience, they have understood the greatness of nature, and decided to produce only produce Junmai type sake.

“Don’t put any additional ingredients and too much hands of human” is Yaoshin Shuzo policy. They know the nature is greater than human being and sake is the gift from nature. What only human needs to do is organizing the environment to let nature bring their potential out and selecting the rice and water suit with the brewing environment of Gangi.

Especially, water is the key factor of Gangi style. Yaoshin Shuzo have experienced a serious problem caused from water, so that they know the importance of water more than other breweries.

Yaoshin Shuzo K.K. Home page

Hokko Masamune (Kadoguchi Sake Brewery)

Established in 1869, it is located on the most northern part of Nagano, close to Niigata. During the winter of heavy snowfall of 3 meters or more the winter are harsh and cold. The inner part of the northern Nagano area the brewery started making sake surrounded by nature and the cold winters. As for present day, the 5th president is continuing the legacy of making traditional sake.Headed by master brewer, the brewery staff combine years of experience and a passion for sake brewing to create high quality sake.

“The love of the local people is what makes a true local sake,” is Kadoguchi Brewery’s principle, and it is proved a hundred times over in the popularity of their “Hokko Masamune” – clean and dry, but with the aroma and “umami” of rice. The northern-most brewery in the Prefecture taps into the aquifer under Mount Nabekura, spanning Iiyama City to Niigata Prefecture as its water source. Since its establishment in 1869, Kadoguchi has actively pursued new and innovative techniques and methods to create new and exciting discoveries for the people of Iiyama.

Kadoguchi Sake Brewery said “While a good evaluation by an expert at an exposition or show is also important, we place just as much value on creating good quality sake at a price range that can be regularly consumed by the local population.” This is the type of sake that through it’s taste, can showcase the local colour and characteristics. Perhaps the biggest defining characteristic of Nagano, and especially Iiyama, is that all 3 crucial factors in brewing a good sake – water, rice and Toji – can be locally sourced. It might be due to this that Kadoguchi Sake Brewery has such a high local consumption rate of local sakes.

Kadoguchi Sake Brewery Home page


2018/5/31 (Thu) – 6/6 (Wed) 10:00~20:00

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Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store B1F

1 Chome-1-25 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-0021

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Directly connected to “Ikebukuro station”

Web site

For more information visit, 東武百貨店 池袋店 日本酒催事スケジュール