LECTURE & TASTING Of Women & Wooden Tools: Changing Traditions of the Sake World

October 29, 2002
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Women have traditionally been all but excluded from the male-dominated sake world. Today, however, many women are devotedly involved in sake business as executives or as brewers. John Gauntner, writer and Director of the Sake Export Association, is joined by Sarah Marie Cummings, Managing Director Masuichi-Ichimura Sake Brewery and named the prestigious “Nikkei Woman of the Year 2002,” in a discussion on the roles of women brewers past and present. Ms. Cummings, the first foreign member of National Sake Association, also describes her efforts to keep alive the use of traditional wooden brewing vats amidst the rapidly modernizing brewing industry.

Followed by a tasting of sake from a variety of breweries from around Japan.

Co-sponsored by the Sake Export Association.

Tickets: $25, Japan Society members & seniors $20.

Attendance is limited.

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2002
  • 6:30 pm