Joto Sake’s sake seminar and tasting on October 20th was anything but ordinary. This intimate gathering drew sake afionados and novices alike to Matsuri’s, celebrating its 6th year anniversary. Guests tasted a variety of artisanal sakes paired with delectable regional snacks.
Joto Sake is a leading importer of artisanal, handcrafted sakes from Japan.
One of the brewers present was Yasunobu Tomita, owner of the Tomita Shuzo, one of the older breweries in the Shiga region with over 450 years of history. His brewery produces the Shichi Hon Yari Yunmai, which has a pleasant, earthy aroma and a smooth, fruity finish.
Chatting with sake educator and founder of blog, Urban Sake, Timothy Sullivan remarked, "The selection of sakes was outstanding! All brewers had their Fall Nama or "Hiyaoroshi" sake on hand, which is not normally mported into the USA – that was a real treat!"
Photographer: Jui Shih