As Japan enters into its third State of Emergency (S.O.E), we once again find ourselves needing to restrain from heading out into the city, and instead have to hunker down at home for some at-home entertainment.
We’ve all had practice in this now, and with endless amounts of amusement just a click of a finger away, there are plenty of things you can enjoy from the comfort of your own sofa.

But, if your getting tired of the CGI in the latest games and tv entertainment, and are looking for something more authentic to enjoy, why not join this online sake brewery tour from Yano Shuzo Sake Brewery and Hands-on Local SAKE

Despite being conducted at home, the event is designed to incorporate all aspects of a traditional sake brewery tour, including the tasting part we’re all interested in.

Local liquor distributor, Hands-on Local SAKE, will deliver three types of sake from Yano Shuzo Sake Brewery made from the following sake rice – Nishiki, Omachi and Kitashizuku. During the event, you will then be able to interact directly with the current president of Yano Shuzo Sake Brewery, whilst experiencing the different varieties of sake.

Three varieties of sake to be delivered for the online tour:

  • Kuragokoro Junmai Ginjo (Nishiki rice)
  • Kuragokoro special Junmai Ginjo ultra-dry Omachi (Omachi rice)
  • Kuragokoro Junmai Ginjo ultra-dry (Kitashizuku rice)

Event flow

  • Join the event on Zoom or YouTube Live
  • Sake Online toast & introduction of "Yano Shuzo Sake Brewery"
  • Video tour of "Yano Shuzo Sake Brewery"
  • Explanation of the different changes in taste due to rice polishing rate/how sake is made
  • Participant exchange time with Yano Shuzo Sake Brewery staff
  • Free time

Yano Shuzo Sake Brewery online sake brewery tour event details

Date: 8 May 2021
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Deadline for application: 28 April 2021

Participation fee (tax and shipping included):
Zoom – 3,500 yen (Limited to 20 people on a first-come, first-served basis)
YouTube Live – 2,500 yen (unlimited number of people)
YouTube Live – free version (No sake will be delivered)

To sign up to the event follow the instructions here.

Hands-on Local SAKE and Yano Shuzo Sake Brewery recommend that you prepare the following before the event starts:

  • Devices – computer/smartphone/tablet
  • Hands-on BOX – 3 types of sake comparison set
  • Snacks of your choice
  • Water, ice, lemon, and any extras you like to enjoy sake with

By - Connie Sceaphierde.