Talk & Tasting

Gifu, The Heartland of Japan

Thurs., Sept. 8, 6:30 PM

Select speakers introduce the many charms of Gifu Prefecture, including a talk by Graeme Howard and a special presentation on the Japanese diplomat, humanitarian and Gifu native Chiune Sugihara by esteemed scholar Dr. Sylvia W. Smoller. The program will also feature a special demonstration of jikabuki, a regional form of kabuki theater performed in rural parts of Japan, by the Tono Kabuki Nakatsugawa Preservation Society. The talk will be moderated by Susan Miyagi Hamaker. At the tasting reception, sample Gifu delicacies rarely found in the U.S., including premium wagyu Hida beef, which makes its U.S. debut at this event, and a variety of fine sakes brewed with Gifu’s famously pure waters. Followed by a tasting reception.  

Part of Get to Know Japan Series: Gifu Prefecture.

This program is co-organized by Gifu Prefectural Government.

Food Talk
series is sponsored by Kikkoman Corporation.
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