Talk & Tasting

Get to Know Nagano: The Home of Nature, History & Sports
TALK & TASTING

Get to Know Nagano: The Home of Nature, History & Sports

Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 PM

© Nagano Prefectural Government

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Nestled in the mountains of central Japan, Nagano Prefecture is admired for its many beautiful natural and historical landmarks. A striking black-and-white structure, and the oldest of its kind, Matsumoto Castle is considered a National Treasure. Even long after the 1998 Winter Games, Nagano remains the go-to destination for winter sports in Japan. The region is recognized for its unique cuisine and pristine waters, including rich shinshu soba, flavorful oyaki dumplings and succulent fruit. At this talk, Akira Kumagai, Executive Director for Shinshu Brands and Director General of Business Bureau, will help guests discover the beauty and resilience of this unforgettable region. Moderated by Susan Miyagi McCormac, founder of JapanCulture·NYC.

Followed by a tasting reception featuring cuisine from Nagano and a sampling of fine sake and beer from the region. Attendees will receive a special gift of Nagano specialties, including a mizuhiki greeting card, shichimi spice blend, chestnut wagashi and a package of shinshu soba. Enjoy a beautiful display of dahlia and ranunculus flowers from Nagano Prefecture arranged in the Ikenobo style.

Tasting Reception Menu:
All items are sourced from Nagano Prefecture

Food:
  • Shinshu salmon rolls, shinshu soba with dashi dressing, shinshu soba salad
  • Shichimi and wasabi seasonings
Drinks:
  • Shinano Sweet Apple Juice
  • Kyoho Grape Juice
  • 3 Regional Beers: Karuizawa Premium Clear, Karuizawa Premium Dark, Karuizawa Weiss
  • 14 Regional Sake: Junmai Daiginjo Takizawa, Miwatari Daiginjo Genshu Muroka, Tokubetsu Junmai Genshu Zankuro, Motooi no Matsu, Sakizen, Ikioi Masamune, Hokko Masamune, Hokko Masamune Junmai Daiginjo, Hokko Masamune Tokubetsu Junmai, Hokko Masamune Junmai Ginjo Yukiakari, Daiginjo Masumi Sanka, Junmai Masumi, Junmai Kurosawa, Nigori Kurosawa
In order to focus on recovery efforts for the devastation caused by Typhoon Hagibis, Nagano Governor Shuichi Abe must cancel his visit to New York to host Get to Know Japan: Nagano events. Akira Kumagai, Executive Director for Shinshu Brands and Director General of Business Bureau will appear in his place. We extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by Typhoon Hagibis.

Part of Get to Know Japan Series: Nagano

Tickets: $21/$17 members, seniors & students

Box Office Policy

Get to Know Japan Series: Nagano is co-organized by Nagano Prefectural Government.

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