ICJS Event: Nippon o Kanjiru & Sake Talk

Date
Friday, October 21, 2005
Time
7:30 p.m.
Venue
SuperDeluxe "Best Cafe for Avant Garde Idling," from TIMEASIA "Best of Asia" (access)
Admission
Admission is 1,500 yen with a flyer, and this covers both the sake tasting and the After Party, which will go until about 2 a.m.

Later this month (Friday, October 21) TUJ is producing a Japanese Culture event at a space in Nishi Azabu called SuperDeluxe. The event includes a Koto performance by The Pacific Culture Club, and a Shodo demonstration. John Gauntner will lecture about Japanese sake from 7:30 p.m., and there will be a tasting of six regional varieties of sake. Admission is 1,500 yen with a flyer, and this covers both the sake tasting and the After Party, which will go until about 2 a.m.

After 9:30 p.m. there will be an after party produced by Zulu Nation Japan and TUJ students will perform live music and dance -- the event goes until about 2am.

The ZULU-WAKAI After Party is being sponsored by Inter-Fm 76.1 "Joint One" Radio, and will be filmed by New York 1 News for feature on Japanese Hip Hop. NY1 is a 24-hour CATV news station based in New York, and is part of Time Warner's cable operations along with CNN and HBO. NY1 operates in Japan in association with Tokyo Metropolitan TV.


John Gauntner

Known as "The Sake Guy" John Gauntner is acknowledged as one of the world's leading authorities on Japanese sake. He is also the only non-Japanese member of the Ginjoshu Kenkyu Kikou (Ginjo Sake Research Group), and is the only non-Japanese to have participated as an official taster in a prefectural government tasting. Gauntner is the author of several books on Japanese sake, writes a column in The Japan Times newspaper, and Metropolis magazine, and has been instrumental in introducing sake to the English-speaking world. More info: http://www.sake-world.com.


Pacific Culture Club: Ikebana - Koto - Shodo

The Pacific Culture Club is a Shinto based cultural organization founded in 1996, which is dedicated to introducing students of Japanese culture to the traditional arts of Koto, Ikebana, Sado, Kitsuke, and Shodo.


About ICJS

The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.