7th Sake Festival-Let’s Meet the Brewers in Shizuoka City!

Good sake knows no borders!

Among many very active events promoting sake and Shizuoka Sake in general the Meigara Tanhou Kura no Kai/Dai Nanakai Kuramoto to Kataru Kai/ Sake Matsuri/銘柄探訪 蔵の会 第7回 蔵元と語る会 2011 酒祭/Discover the Brands Breweries Association/7th Let’s Speak with Brewers Association/2011/ Sake Festival is drawing increasing attention.
Its 7th edition was held on the 3rd of November In Granship, Shizuoka City and gathered no less than 250 guests (for a demand double of that number!) and 14 brewers from Shizuoka Prefecture and 10 brewers from Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima, Ishikawa, Gifu, Okayama, Hiroshima and Kochi Prefectures!

The guests certainly came in early to check the tables and brewers,…

while others participated in earnest to the tasting competition!

Mr. Doi, Chairman of the Shizuoka Sake Brewers Association and owner of Doi Brewery (Kaiun) in Kakegawa City!

I barely had the time to greet and photograph the participating breweries!

Yamanaka Brewery (Aoitenka) from kakegawa City!

Morimoto Brewery (Sayogoromo) from Kikugawa Citry!

Oumuraya Brewery (Wakatake) from Shimada City!

Suruga Brewery (Tenko) from Shizuoka City!

Sanwa Brewery (Garyubai) from Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

Kansawagawa Brewery (Shosetsu) from Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

Eikun Brewery from Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

Fujinishiki Brewery from Fujinomiya City!

Fujimasa Brewery (Chiyonomine) from Fujinomiya City!

Makino Brewery (Shiraito) from Fujinomiya City!

Fuji-Takasago Brewery (Takasago) from Fujinomiya City!

Takashima Brewery (Hakuin Masamune) from Numazu City!

Hamamatsu-Tenjingura Brewery (Shusseijyo) from Hamamtsu City!

Guest brewers from other Prefectures!

More of them!

All (paying) guests were offered an excellent two-tier bento box!

The first tier!

The second tier!

As for the kampai sake our table shared a honjyozo called “Yamatake Shirayuri/Mountain White Lily” by Makino Brewery in Fujinomiya City!

Once again a great, if a bit short, day to enjoy great sake and great company! Not to mention all the new friends!
See you again next year!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

With a Glass,
Clumsyfingers by Xethia
Adventures in Bento Making, American Bento, Beanbento, Bento No1, Bento Wo Tsukurimashou, Cooking Cute, Eula, Hapabento , Happy Bento, Jacki’s Bento Blog, Kitchen Cow, Leggo My Obento, Le Petit Journal Bento & CO (French), Lunch In A Box, My Bento Box, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, The Herbed Kitchen, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat; Bento Lunch Blog (German); Adventures In Bento; Anna The Red’s Bento Factory; Cooking Cute; Timeless Gourmet; Bento Bug; Ideal Meal; Bentosaurus; Mr. Foodie (London/UK); Ohayo Bento

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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