SAKE Lecture & Tasting with John Gauntner

Friday, February 6, 2004
7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 212/213 (access)
¥500 in advance
¥1,000 at the door

John Gauntner will lecture about Sake, followed by a tasting of six different kinds of sake. This event is open to the public, but sake supplies may be limited, so please register in advance.

For more information, please contact Kyle Cleveland or Kota Totsuka in Student Services (Phone 03-5441-9800 ext. 709).

About John Gauntner

John Gauntner is a longtime Japan resident and is recognized as the leading non-Japanese sake expert in the world. Known as "The Sake Guy," he regularly appears in both US and Japanese media promoting the wonders of Japan's national beverage, its history and its culture.

He is well known within the sake industry as the window to making sake popular outside of Japan. He has written the "Nihonshu" column (appearing every other Sunday) in the Japan Times for eight straight years, and has published three books on the subject. Other efforts at educating and edifying about sake include a free monthly sake newsletter and an extremely comprehensive and well-designed website at He gives regular speeches and presentations, and holds regular seminars and tastings in both the Japan and the US. He spends most of each winter traveling around Japan, visiting breweries regularly to keep learning.

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.