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" International Sake Day " is held every year in Japan and around the world on October 1st to celebrate and enjoy Japanese sake,which is at the heart and soul of Japanese culture and cuisine. If you love sake, or even if you've never had it before, come join the fun.
International Sake Day, Oct. 1, 2021
International Sake Day is celebrated on October 1st.
In Japan, rice is harvested in the fall around October. Breweries across every region of Japan begin their sake production as soon as they acquire the new rice.
In 1978, the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association designated October 1st as Sake Day, being the day that the new season of sake production begins.
Now, it is a day in which many Japanese sake lovers around the world yell out “kanpai!”, making it "International Sake Day".
Normally we would want to celebrate the new season of sake production by actually having a kanpai with everyone in Seattle in person. However, this year we will be sending everyone International Sake Day messages online.
We will show you a video connecting several video messages from people both in the US and Japan involved in sake. Each of them will convey their great love of Japanese sake in their respective messages.
So pour yourself a glass of the Japanese sake you’ve chosen, and while enjoying each of the messages in this video, please join us in saying, ”International Sake Day, Cheers! Kanpai!”
Hyogo Business & Cultural Center
Special Thanks to:
Mr. Marcus V Pakiser, Sake Samurai, Republic National Distributing
820 Elm St, Forest Grove, OR 97116 https://sakeone.com/
Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
4-5-5 Sumiyoshimnamimchi,Higashinadaku,Kobe,Hyogo https://sakeone.com/brand/hakutsuru/
4-9 Imazudezaikecho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo https://www.ozeki.co.jp/english/
Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
1-7-15 Mikage-honmachi, Higashinada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo https://www.kikumasamune.com/
Kobe Shu-Shin-Kan Breweries, Ltd.
1-8-17 Mikagetsukamachi, Higashinada, Kobe, Hyogo https://www.enjoyfukuju.com/en/
Nishiyama Shuzojo Co.,Ltd.
King Brewing Co., Led, Hinode Holdings Co., Ltd.
323-1, Takokusa, Inami-cho, Kako-gun, Hyogo https://hinodeholdings.com/
Yaegaki Corporation of USA
4800 S. Alameda Street, Vernon, CA 90058 http://www.yaegaki.com/sake/us/
Tatsuuma-Honke Brewing Co., Ltd.
2-10 Tateishicho, Nishinomiya,Hyogo https://www.hakushika.co.jp/en/top.html
Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle
701 Pike Street, Suite 1000, Seattle, WA 98101 https://www.seattle.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html