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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... >>>

Hello, Western Ausralia!  Hello, Mango Beer !! It was good to go back to where my Australian life started back in 1996..Western Australia, Perth! Recently I spent a few days there and found some Sake Action there which was good to know. (Hi to my friend at Sushia, Preston san!) But my most surprise was meeting Mang... >>>

These days, we can find a variety of premium sake at Japanese restaurants or sake bars.  However, it is still hard to choose the right one from their long lasting sake list. In that case, maybe try to find if they have some kind of Sake Tasting Flight, which usually is consisted of 3 different small glasses of sake on 1 pl... >>>

Dear All, Happy New Year 2014! I wish 2014 will be very exciting year for everyone. I am sorry that my sake japan activities was the least last year. I promise to make it more exciting and fun thing in this new year. Best Wishes, Toshi Maeda   ... >>>

Hi, all   I am in QLD right now! People in QLD says it is getting very cold but people from VIC like me, 10 degree is still pretty WARM! In my hotel room, I was trying to create a new ske cocktail for winter! After a few shots, I came up with this idea. HOT CHOYA PUNCH 50ml Choya with ume frui... >>>

Dear Sake Japan Members, Fresh back from the successful Sake Master Class at Bendigo Art Gallery in January.. Here comes this year's Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Sake Dinner, Sake Master Toshi Maeda myself presenting 6 super premium bottles from North of Japan,  Iwate's most established premium s... >>>