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TOYONOAKI Sake Tasting at MARUKAI SHIMANE FAIR 2015 in Honolulu

Event | UPDATE: 2015'09'07

The 4th Annual Shimane Fair back at Marukai Hawaii!
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http://www.marukaihawaii.com/
Exhibitors will be sampling and selling specialities of Shimane such as tea, kamaboko, soba and so on. Don't forget to join us and try popular foods and drinks from Shimane on this occasion.


MARUKAI SHIMANE FAIR 2015
  MARUKAI WHOLESALE MART (Dillingham Location)
  2310 Kamehameha Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96819 (STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:00am-8:00pm, Sun 8:00am-6:00pm)

  MARUKAI MARKET PLACE (Ward Farmers Market)
  1020 Auahi St, Honolulu, HI 96814 (STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:00am-9:30pm, Sun 8:00am-8:00pm)

Demo Schedule: Sep 8-13, 2015
■Exhibitors from Shimane Prefecture: Ocha no Sankoen, Tsuyamaya Seika, Asatsu, Izumonokuni Taisha Shokuhin, Honda Shoten, Kaisanbutsu-Matsumura, Hiyoshi Seika, Yoneda Sake Brewery

■Sampling sake list:
TOYONOAKI "SUZUME & INAHO" SAKE -Tokubetsu Junmai
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Rich type. Round and mellow aroma of steamed rice and sweet grain. Medium dry sake with expansive savory flavor harmonized with cream and spice.
★Slow Food Japan Kan Sake (Warmed Sake) Award 2011, 2013, 2015, GOLD
★Chugoku Sake Awards 2011, 2013, 2014, Warm Section, GOLD
★London Sake Challenge 2013, 2014, GOLD

TOYONOAKI "KARAKUCHI KINGORO" SAKE -Junmai
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Light, smooth and rich type. Very dry sake with moderate aroma of wheat grain and steamed rice. Deep, mild and complex flavor with sharp acidity and fruits at the finish.
★Slow Food Japan Kan Sake (Warmed Sake) Award 2014, GOLD

The Joy of Sake 2015 in Honolulu

Event | UPDATE: 2015'07'23

It’s almost that special time of year again! The largest sake tasting festival in the world outside Japan, the 15th annual Joy of Sake will be held in Honolulu.
Experience premium sake tasting and enjoy delicious appetizers from great local restaurants. Hope you will join us!
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■DATE & TIME: Friday, July 31, 2015 from 6:30PM to 9:00PM
■VENUE: Hawaii Convention Center
■TICKET: $95 per person ($105 at the door)
https://www.joyofsake.com/honolulu.html

■EVENT DETAILS:
The Joy of Sake Honolulu is the world's largest sake celebration outside of Japan, offering aficionados and novices an unparalleled opportunity to taste 391 premium sakes in peak condition. Sakes reflect every brewing region and style in Japan, with a rising number from U.S. brewers. About half are ultra-premium daiginjos, and more than half the sakes are unavailable in the U.S.

Sake is a convivial drink that blooms in the company of delicious food. Twenty-one of Hawaii's top chefs and restaurants rise to the occasion with sake-inspired pupus to nibble between sips.

What else? Izakaya Alley is back, bigger than ever, with upscale Japanese street food in a festive, lantern-lit outdoor setting. Specialty sake sections beckon. Japan's reigning Miss Sake makes a special appearance. And Early Access tickets from 5:30 offer an exclusive one-hour headstart on the festivities.

Come taste the pleasures of the cup!

This is a 21+ event. All ticket sales are final.

Saké Fest PDX 2015 in Portland

Event | UPDATE: 2015'05'26

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http://sakefestpdx.com/

Portlanders will gather in The Governor Ballroom at The Sentinel Hotel  (formerly The Governor Hotel) on Thursday 25 June 2015 - 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm - to experience the finest Japanese and US sake brands, as part of the 5th annual Saké Fest PDX. Saké Fest PDX is the only event of its kind in the Northwest.

■DATE & TIME: Thursday 25 June 2015 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
■VENUE:  The Sentinel Hotel in Downtown Portland (614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland Oregon 97205 USA)
■TICKET: 
Regular Admission $55 (Full Access to All Food & Sake Tasting Tables)
Early Admission $75 (Enhance your Saké Fest PDX tasting experience and enjoy early access to all food & beverage sampling tables for an additional hour before the regular admission guests. Only 100 tickets available for early admission at 5:30)

■Featured Restaurants: 
Chizu
Saucebox
Yama Sushi & Izakaya
biwa + Noraneko
Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille
Batch PDX
Yakuza Lounge
Sticky Island Treats
Davis Street Tavern
SmallWares
Yume Confections
Uwajimaya
Hokusei Sushi
The American Local
Whole Foods
FiMi Kingston
Behind the Museum Café
Xocolatl de David
The Meadow

The Color of Sake in NY

Event | UPDATE: 2015'02'12

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http://colorofsake.com/
 

The Color of Sake: The Clear Choice for the Evening of Tuesday, February 17

The Color of Sake: A Tasting of Clear Extravagance will be held at Astor Center in New York on Tuesday, February 17 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. With something for enthusiasts and beginners alike, The Color of Sake will host 17 of Japan’s best sake brewers, representing different regions, brewing techniques and taste experiences. Guests will have the chance to sip, savor and learn about as many as 44 of the most sought-after and highly decorated sakes available to the U.S. market. While many of these sakes are available in New York, some brewers and sakes will be making their U.S. debut.

Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at www.colorofsake.com. Admission also includes tasty bites chosen to complement the selection of sakes. For a limited time, those using promo code "SAKENY2015" will receive a $5 discount on each ticket.

There will also be a seminar from 7:00 to 7:30 for those interested in learning more about sake. Akiko Fujita, Senior Researcher at the National Research Institute of Brewing, will discuss the fundamentals of sake production and how it plays into your taste experience. Those interested in attending the seminar should choose the “Ticket + Seminar” option when purchasing tickets. Seating is limited, however, and this option will only be available while seats last.

To join the conversation and connect with others about the event, please visit www.facebook.com/colorofsake


The Color of Sake: A Tasting of Clear Extravagance
 ■DATE & TIME: Tuesday, February 17 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM
 ■Venue: Astor Center (399 Lafayette Street at the corner of E. 4th Street)

 Purchase tickets at www.colorofsake.com
  Cost: $30 (includes tasty bites and a seminar with limited seating)
  Use promo code “SAKENY2015” for a $5 discount per tickets!

■List of all 17 "Sakagura"/ breweris
1 MOMOKAWA BREWING, INC. (Aomori)
2 KOJIMA SOHONTEN CO., LTD. (Yamagata)
3 SUISEN SHUZO CO., LTD. (Iwate)
4 SHIRATAKI SAKE BREWERY CO., LTD. (Niigata)
5 TONOIKESHUZOYTEN CO., LTD. (Tochigi)
6 BUNRAKU CO., LTD. (Saitama)
7 IINUMAHONKE CO., LTD. (Chiba)
8 TSUKINOI SHUZOUTEN (Ibaraki)
9 HANANOMAI BREWING CO., LTD. (Shizuoka)
10 MIWA SHUZO CO., LTD. (Gifu)
11 YONEDA SAKE BREWERY CO., LTD. (Shimane)
12 NANBU SAKE BREWERY CO., LTD. (Fukui)
13 SHOUTOKU SHUZOU CO., LTD. (Kyoto)
14 HAKUTSURU SAKE BREWING CO., LTD. (Hyogo)
15 ASAHI SHUZO CO., LTD. (Yamaguchi)
16 KITAYA CO., LTD. (Fukuoka)
17 YATSUSHIKA BREWERY CO., LTD. (Ooita)

Chugoku Region JAPAN FOOD FESTIVAL at JAPAN CENTRE in London

Event | UPDATE: 2015'02'12

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Chugoku JAPAN FOOD FESTIVAL - JAPAN CENTRE 

Message from JAPAN CENTRE:
Every year, we at Japan Centre celebrate the regional cuisine of a particular area of Japan. 2015 is all about Chugoku, situated in Western Honshu. As well as celebrating the fine cuisine of this multifaceted area in store from 12th Feb to the 4th March, we’re stocking some unique local supplies from Chugoku right here at Japan Centre Online. Browse our selection and grab something completely unique.

Chugoku Region JAPAN FOOD FESTIVAL
■PLACE: JAPAN CENTRE Piccadilly (19 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ED)
■DATE & TIME (FREE TASING): 12 Feb - 4 Mar from 2:30PM
(Opening Times: Mon to Sat/10:00AM-9:30PM ,Sun/11:00AM-8:00PM)

ONLINE STORE (TOYONOAKI 4 sakes are now available!!)
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JAPAN WEEK 2015 in NY

Event | UPDATE: 2015'02'06

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http://japanweek.us/
 

Japanese tourism event Japan Week returns to Grand Central Terminal for its fourth edition on February 18-20, 2015.  Since its founding in 2012, Japan Week has introduced New Yorkers to destinations across Japan, provided access to tourism experts and literature, showcased examples of Japanese art, food, and fashion, and even offered free trips to Japan to lucky attendees. Japan Week is organized by the Japan Travel Agency and Japan National Tourism Organization.

One of Japan Week's favorite features is its pop up sake bar, and we're proud to say it's back! Curated by the Japan Sake and Sochu Makers Association, our sake bar hosts a number of regional sake from across Japan together with a selection of authentic Japanese snacks.

Reserve your spot at Japan Week's sake bar now by pre-ordering a ticket.

Tickets are $35 per person and include five sake tastings and one bar snack.

SAKE BAR SCHEDULE
Feb 18 - 4 PM to 8 PM
Feb 19 - 4 PM to 8 PM
Feb 20 - 4 PM to 7 PM (Yoneda Sake Brewery: 4 PM to 6PM)

Tickets are only for attendees 21-years-of-age or older, and ID must be presented when entering Japan Week's sake bar.

 

Say kanpai at Japan Week with a flight of sake direct from Japan!

TOYONOAKI Sake Tasting at MARUKAI SHIMANE FAIR in Honolulu

Event | UPDATE: 2014'08'29

Dear sake fans in Hawaii!
Our 2 sake are now available for the first time in Hawaii.

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(Left) TOYONOAKI Tokubetsu Junmai “Suzume & Inaho”
(Right) TOYONOAKI Junmai Karakuchi “Kingoro”
 

You can try TOYONOAKI sake at Marukai Hawaii from 9 September to 14 September, 2014.
Come and sample TOYONOAKI with many exciting items from Shimane Prefecture.


MARUKAI SHIMANE FAIR

  • DATE
    Tue 9-Sun 14 September 2014
  • PLACE
    MARUKAI WHOLESALE MART (Dillingham Location)
    2310 Kamehameha Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96819
    (STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:00am-8:00pm, Sun 8:00am-6:00pm)

    MARUKAI MARKET PLACE (Ward Farmers Market)
    1020 Auahi St, Honolulu, HI 96814
    (STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:00am-9:30pm, Sun 8:00am-8:00pm)

http://www.marukaihawaii.com/
https://www.facebook.com/marukaihawaii (facebook, Marukai Hawaii: Yoshi's Food and Beverage Journey)

Exhibiting companies: Izumonokuni Taisha Shokuhin (Kamaboko), Ippuku (Izumo Soba), Hiyoshi Seika (Dorayaki, Manju), Sankoen (Ocha), etc

TOYONOAKI at The Joy of Sake

AwardEvent | UPDATE: 2014'07'20

We are pleased to announce that TOYONOAKI sake won the following 3 awards at The 14th Annual U.S. National Sake Appraisal held in Honolulu on July 15-16, 2014.


2014 Judging Results and Entries
http://www.joyofsake.com/appraisal/entries-2014.html

Following the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, the world's biggest sake-tasting celebration, the Joy of Sake took place in Honolulu on July 18.

The Joy of Sake (facebook)
https://www.facebook.com/joyofsake
The Joy of Sake 2014 Photos (PULSE)
http://www.honolulupulse.com/2014/07/pics-joy-of-sake-2014/#161504
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※Photos: The Joy of Sake 2013 (at Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu)

The Joy of Sake New York will be held on September 18, 2014 at the Altman Building, and the Joy of Sake Tokyo will be held on November 6, 2014 at the TOC Building in Gotanda.
The event will showcase 370 sake and feature great appetizers from local restaurants.
We look forward to your visit. KAMPAI!!


<Schedule of The Joy of Sake 2014 >

  • The Joy of Sake NEW YORK
    Thursday, September 18, 2014
    6:00pm-9:00pm
    The Altman Building (135 W18th Street, New York, NY 10011)
    $105 per person ($115 at the door)
  • ■We'll set up a tasting booth where visitors can enjoy TOYONOAKI sake for no extra charge!
  • The Joy of Sake TOKYO
    Thursday, November 6, 2014
    6:00pm-9:00pm
    TOC Building, Gotanda (7-22-17 NIshi-Gotanda, Shinagawa, Tokyo)
    $85 per person

TOYONOAKI at The Joy of Sake 2013

Event | UPDATE: 2013'08'13

The Joy of Sake 2013 is an opportunity for you to taste TOYONOAKI’s four products (Daiginjo ”Tobindori”, Junmai Ginjo ”Sakanishiki” Undiluted Sake, Junmai Ginjo “All Matsue” and Tokubetsu Junmai “Suzume & Inaho”) in Honolulu and New York.
Enjoy TOYONOAKI with delicious food from great local restaurants.

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