ICJS Event: Nihon O Kanjiru & Sake

Saturday, June 17, 2006
8:00 p.m.
A-Bridge in Sangen-Jaya (Access)
This event is open to the general public.
Registration closed

A "taste of Japan" with a lecture by noted Sake writer and authority 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. (http://www.sake-world.com)

Following the sake lecture and tasting, the Immigrant's Bossa Band, a group of young Japanese-Brazilian musicians, will perform jazz music.

The event will also include a Shodo (traditional calligraphy) demonstration by Kakoudo (http://kakoudo.nobody.jp/)

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.