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Hi, Sake Lovers Its been so cold these days down in Melbourne. However, last week, i was in Brisbane and i found out that the weather is so much warmer there compare to Melb. Even though a lot of my friends in Brisbane saying its been cold in Brisbane, but for people from Melb like me, i dont get it. Sake is good in win... >>>

Hi, Sake Lovers its getting cold these days and indeed it is time for WARM SAKE! My recommended warm sake for this winter is of course, ASABIRAKI SUIJIN JUNMAI SAKE!!  Mr. Kikuchi taught me that the best temeoarature for Suijin is 45 degrees. Bring your thermometer and check the right temperature for the right warm... >>>

Dear Sake Lovers, its getting cold in Melbourne finally.. to be honest, i like cold weather so its ok to me. the best 3 drinks during cold winter, 1 Hot Sake 2. Red Wine 3. Whisky.   This week, I was invited to the launch of SUNTORY Japanese Whisky Release Party at HIHOU BAR in Melbounre. In front ... >>>

Hello, Sake Lovers!   This week I was in Perth, WA to attend the HOSPITALITY EXPO at Crown Casino.   We have introduced Sake from Hyogo Prefecture. TATSURIKI, FUKUJYU and SHIRAYUKI.  Hyogo Prefecture & Western Australia are sister cities! It was good introduction.     Ac... >>>

  Hi, All Last Thursday, I was in Gold Coast Marriot Hotel to join the event of BENIHANA 50th ANNIVERSARY TEPPANYAKI COMPETITION!   The event was so much fun with a lot of food, drinks, fire, singing, dancing, flying eggs and prawns!!     I was invited as a Guest Judge. What ... >>>

Hello,  This week, I had guests from Kyoto, Japan - Kizakura Sake brewer. Kizakura now become one of the most famous sake brand in Australia through retail channel. I have taken them with me to a lot of different venues in Melb to introduce Kizakura Sake   Kizakura President Mr. Matsumoto &amp... >>>

Dear Sake Lovers! I have just got back home from 3 days NSW trip.  The main event I attended was Sake Tasting Dinner at Niji Double Bay as Kikizake Vol.14.   It was good to see Sake Japan NSW members! Nice to meet you, guys!   we had good food and good sake together!   ... >>>

Hi, Sake Lovers!   Tonight, we just had another fun night at Yuzu Cafe in Melb.   Sake & Food matching dinner event with over 40 guests on monday night! (originally planned for 30 people!)   we had a special guest from Asabiraki, Mr.Kikuchi & Mr. Takao to present Asabiraki Nam... >>>

Dear Sake Lovers, This month, Sake Master Toshi Maeda will host 2 Special Sake Tasting Dinner Events both in Melbourne & Sydney! Both events will hold special guest speakers from Iwate, Japan - ASABIRAKI SAKE BREWER!!   Kikizake Vol. 13 - Sake Tasting Dinner Event in Melbourne MON 17 MAR (Start 7pm)... >>>

Kagami Biraki


  Do you know about Kagami Biraki?  Its a ceremony performed at celebratory events in which the lid of the sake barrel is broken open by a wooden mallet and the sake is served to everyone present. Kagami refers to the lid of the sake barrel and biraki means “to open” so kagami-biraki literally mean... >>>