Taste of Japan to UK

The National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations (JA) and others announced that they had exported Japanese sake rice used for brewing sake to Britain on 20th March. First of all, exporting a total of 4 tons of sake rice from Akita and Hyogo (it will be 9520 liter Japanese sake) then Dojima Sake Brewery UK is going to test-brew sake from April in Cambridgeshire.

As the popularity of sake increases in Europe, it will lead to expansion of exporting rice.

According to the JA , the export of sake rice is the first time in the JA group. After the test brewing, it will be exported additionally depends on the trend of demand.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, as of October 2017, the number of Japanese restaurants in Europe is approximately 22,200, an increase of 16% compared to 2015, the previous survey. Japanese sake brewed by Dojima Sake Brewery will be sold Japanese restaurants and so on in European.

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Craft sake week at Roppongi hills 2018

“SAKE” event “CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2018” will be held this year as well, with the selection of the best sake breweries from all over Japan produced by JAPAN CRAFT SAKE COMPANY led by Nakada Hidetoshi.

This year, thanks to its popularity this year, more than eleven days that increased by one more day, 10 stores each day, the theme of “regionality”, the largest number of brewers starting from 47 prefectures nationwide, totaling 110 stores, decided to open.
Along with Japanese sake, you can also enjoy the marriage with the original menu of carefully selected restaurants.
The venue has been awarded the architectural award both domestically and internationally, dot architects (dot architects) produces an extraordinary space using Moso bamboo in Satsuma Kawachi-city, Kagoshima prefecture. Please enjoy meeting new sake at the venue using “About 500 bamboo corridors”.
Info from here

Participating restaurants

First five days of April 20 (Fri) – 24 (Tue)

  • ESqUISSE
    Lionel Beccat’s French cuisine restaurant inspired by Japanese ingredients
    · Lyricism ~ Intuition ~ (12 coins)
    · Héritage ~ Clear ~ (8 coins)
    · Earth Force ~ Beasty ~ (4 coins)
  • La Barrique Tokyo
    Offering Italian cuisine and local cuisine
    · Botargo Spaghetti with Mitsuba (8 coins)
    · White asparagus panna cotta with marinade scallops (8 coins)
    · Spring vegetable terrine (6 coins)
    · Tripe stew sake lees cheese sauce (6 coins)
  • Azabu Juban Sugino
    Head restaurant in Nara
    · 5 assorted odens (7 coins)
    · Truffle salt pork cutlet (14 coins)
    · Minced meat pork cutlet (8 coins)
  • Wakiya
    Chinese dishes which are gentle to body
    · Shark fin Wonton (8 coins)
    · Salmon and scallop Chinese Congee (7 coins)
    · Dried Scallop umami flavored dumpling (5 coins)
    · Scallops and Salmon W sauce Spicy Potato Salad (4 coins)
    · Salmon and Dried Scallop with XO sauce (3 coins)
  • Eel restaurant Echigoya
    Offering the best eel of the day
    · Eel’s Ochazuke (12 coins)
    · Bite-sized “shirayaki” (lightly grilled, unseasoned eel) skewer (5 coins)
    · Deep fried Eel bones crackers (4 coins)
    · Charred Eel’s tail fin (3 coins)

Latter five days of April 25 (Wed) – 29 (Sun)

  • Kirakutei
    Offering a variety of menus
    · Fukuyutaka’s thick soybean Tofu (5 coins)
    · Kojiro Fried Chicken (5 coins)
    · Whitebait with Grated Daikon Radish (4 coins)
    · Freshly Pickled Egg Yolk
  • Restaurant Pages
    Taste from French cuisine mainland in Paris
    · Burgundy Lobster Ravioli and Bisque (8 coins)
    · Charcoal grilled French foie gras Kromeskies, truffle fragrance (6 coins)
    · Strawberry and Tarragon profiterole (4 coins)
  • BON DABON / A due passi
    A collaboration ‘BON DABON’ Masatoyo Tada the only Japanese authorized Parma ham craftworker and ‘A due passi’ Kawai Akihiko Italian cuisine
    · Pärsùt and Tortafritta of BON DABON (12 coins)
    · ARGENTO Pärsùt and Tortafritta of BON DABON (8 coins)
    · Anolini in brodo (meat filled pasta in chicken broth) (6 coins)
    · Tortelli d’erbett (4 coins)
  • Sal y Amor
    Michelin Tokyo Bib Gourmand awarded 3 years in a row
    · Assorted Spanish delicacies (12 coins)
    · Basque-style Clam Paella (8 coins)
    · Ajillo Mushrooms (4 coins)
    · Andalusia-style Aubergines Frites (4 coins)
  • Shato Hanten
    Use authentic ingredients
    · Fried shredded beef with black miso (15 coins)
    · Spring pancake (6 coins)
    · Pickled mustard greens fried rice (8 coins)
    · Seasoned dried tofu (5 coins)

※ Last day, 4/30 (Mon) of participating restaurants will be announced at a later date.


DATE AND TIME

2018/4/20 (Fri) – 4/30 (Mon)

Each day 12:00 – 21:00 L.O 20:30

You cannot go? Check out ichibansake Event Calendar

LOCATION

Roppongi Hills Arena

6-11-1 Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo

六本木ヒルズアリーナ(東京都港区六本木6丁目11-1)

Access

Google map

Advance ticket is on sale. 

CRAFT SAKE Starter set 3,500 yen (Special Sake glass + 11 Sake/Food Coins)

※ You can use the Sake glass during event time and enjoy sake only purchasing Extra Coin Set,  after the second time coming.
※ The sake you choose is only poured into the Sake glass.

You can purchase same ticket and Extra Coin Set at the venue.

At the venue ticket

CRAFT SAKE Starter set 3,500 yen (Special Sake glass + 11 Sake/Food Coins)

Extra Coin Set A 1,500 yen  (10 Sake/Food Coins)
Extra Coin Set B 3,000 yen  (22 Sake/Food Coins)

 

Web site

For more information visit, CRAFT SAKE WEEK

“Aoyama Sake Flea” in Aoyama

Taste more than 120 kinds of Japanese sake from 36 brewers across Japan

The popular breweries will be opened in the Japanese sake market “Aoyama Sake Flea” from all over Japan, on March 31 (Sat) and April 1 (Sun) in 2018, 2 days, at the United Nations University Farmers’ Market.

You can find 120 kinds of Japanese sake selection that as fresh as enjoy only at this time or is difficult to find in Kanto are, from nationwide 36 sake brewers. It is not only comparing the taste of different sake, you can also enjoy taste while listening to the concept of sake and the story behind the development of sake from the brewery.

You can purchase Drinking tickets from 2 coin tasting tickets at the venue. Original Ochoko (sake cup) is also a set. If you want to enjoy various tastes of sake, you can buy 30 coins, 40 coins advance tickets. 1 cup of sake is from 1 coin. There are some special sake which is more than 2 coins you need.

There is also some food suitable for sake. It is not only Japanese cuisine such as Yakitori (grilled chicken skewers), Gyu-Nikomi(Beef stew in Japanese style), but also western cuisine such as pizza are available. DJ live, Rakugo (traditional Japanese art of storytelling) and more!

DATE AND TIME

2018/3/31 (sat) – 4/1 (sun)

11:00〜17:00

LOCATION

United Nations University Farmers’ Market

5-53-70 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo

東京都渋谷区神宮前5-53-70

Omotesando Station (Chiyoda, Ginza, Hanzomon lines), exit B2; 3 min on foot

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Advance ticket is on sale. Only 100 set! E-ticket

“Nonbei” set (for heavy drinkers) 30 coins and 2 Ochoko (6,000 yen)

“Sokonashi no Shugo” set (for bottomless heavy drinkers) 40 coins and 2 Ochoko (7,500 yen)

It is available share with your friend or family!  Coins are available during this 2 days!

※ 2% ticketing service fee will be charged.

At the venue ticket

“Starter” set 2,000 yen 8 coins and  1 Ochoko

“Nonbei” set (for heavy drinkers) 4,000 yen 20 coins and 1 Ochoko

“Choinomi” set (sip of sake) 1,000yen 2 coins and 1 Ochoko

Web site

For more information visit, http://farmersmarkets.jp/sakeflea8/