An Evening with Japanese Sake

On 8 September, Ambassador Hiramatsu hosted "An Evening with Japanese Sake" at his residence, to spread the charm of Japanese Sake among the food and beverage industry of India.
 
The Embassy of Japan in India is working to raise awareness of Japanese food and Sake (Rice Wine) in India. With the cooperation of Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association, we invited four Sake breweries and ‘Miss SAKE’, Miss Asami Sudo, from Japan, and organized a Sake promotion event targeting at the Indian hotel buyers and importers, in association with the Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF).

Names of the participating Sake Breweries are as below:
 
 Company name  Location  Website
 Kunimare Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.  Mashike cho, Hokkaido  http://kunimare-world.jp/index.html
 Gassan Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.  Sagae city,
 Yamagata Prefecture
 https://gassan-sake.co.jp/
 
 Ninki Inc.  Nihonmatsu city, Fukushima Prefecture  http://www.ninki.co.jp/index-e.html
 
 Akashi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.  Akashi city,
 Hyogo Prefecture
 http://www.akashi-tai.com/eng/index.html
 

After Ambassador Hiramatsu's opening remarks and a speech by Miss Sake, Miss Asami Sudo, a lecture on Japanese Sake was given by the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association, which was followed by a Sake-tasting session. A business matching event was also held between the sake brewers and Indian hotel buyers and importers, after the tasting session.
 
At this event, sushi prepared by using fish imported from Japan was served. Japan has just reached an agreement on Sanitary Certificate for fishery products imported from Japan to India, earlier this March. Japanese food and Japanese fish were also promoted on the occasion.
 
The Indian guests enjoyed tasting different types of Sake, such as, sparkling, ume-shu (plum sake), ko-chu (aged sake), and ginjo, that was served along with a variety of cuisine.


Ambassador Hiramatsu delivering a speech


2018 Miss Sake delivering her remarks


Lecture by Sake brewers


Breaking open the ceremonial sake barrel


Ambassador proposing a toast


Group photo


Guests enjoying Sake tasting


Guests enjoying Sake tasting


Guests enjoying Sushi