Live Webinar & Virtual Tasting

Crafting the Perfect Sake in Kanagawa

John Gautner Izumibashi Tensei
© Daphne Youree © Izumibashi Shuzo © Kumazawa Shuzo
Live Webinar & Virtual Tasting
Tuesday, December 8, 6:30 PM EST

In Kanagawa Prefecture, sake brewers take advantage of their bountiful natural surroundings, like the pristine waters that originate on nearby Mount Tanazawa. Izumibashi Sake Brewery, located in Kanagawa, is one of the few breweries in Japan that grows, harvests and mills its own rice for sake production, assuring the utmost quality and control from start to finish. At this program, sake expert John Gauntner illuminates the unique nature of Kanagawa sake, and Izumibashi president Yuichi Hashiba gives a behind-the-scenes look at the brewery facility through an exclusive virtual tour. The program will conclude with a virtual sake and food pairing.

Get to Know Japan Series: Kanagawa

Series Overview

Virtual Exhibition

Tourism Resources

Virtual Pop-Up Shop

Program Details: This is a free event, with advance registration required. Pay What You Wish options are also available to support our innovative programs. The program will be live-streamed through YouTube, and registrants will receive the viewing link by email on the event day. 

Sake Retailers:
Izumibashi Retailer List (PDF)
Kumazawa Retailer List (PDF)

Sake and Food Pairings:
Izumibashi Pairings (PDF)
Kumazawa Pairings (PDF)

Program Handout:
Crafting the Perfect Sake in Kanagawa (PDF)

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Japan Society during registration. Your gift enables our continued development of innovative programs, keeping the spirit of arts and culture alive.



This program is co-organized by Kanagawa Prefectural Government.



The Food Talk Series is sponsored by Kikkoman Corporation.



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