Crafting the Perfect Sake in Kanagawa

Tuesday, December 8, 6:30 PM EST
© Daphne Youree © Izumibashi Shuzo © Kumazawa Shuzo

In Kanagawa Prefecture, sake brewers take advantage of their bountiful natural surroundings, like the pristine waters that originate on nearby Mount Tanazawa. Izumibashi Sake Brewery, located in Kanagawa, is one of the few breweries in Japan that grows, harvests and mills its own rice for sake production, assuring the utmost quality and control from start to finish. At this program, sake expert John Gauntner illuminates the unique nature of Kanagawa sake, and Izumibashi president Yuichi Hashiba gives a behind-the-scenes look at the brewery facility through an exclusive virtual tour. The program will conclude with a virtual sake and food pairing.

Program Details

This is a free event, with advance registration required. Pay What You Wish options are also available to support our innovative programs. The program will be live-streamed through YouTube, and registrants will receive the viewing link by email on the event day.

Sake Retailers
Izumibashi Retailier List (PDF)
Kumazawa Retailer List (PDF)
Sake and Food Pairings
Izumibashi Pairings (PDF)
Kumazawa Pairings (PDF)
Program Handout
Crafting the Perfect Sake in Kanagawa (PDF)

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Learn More

Kanagawa: Virtual Exhibition

Get to Know Japan: Kanagawa

Kanagawa: Pop-Up Shop

Kanagawa: Tourism Resources


Get to Know Japan Series: Kanagawa is co-organized by Kanagawa Prefectural Government.

Talks+ Programs at Japan Society are generously sponsored by MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group).


Additional support is provided by an anonymous donor and the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund.

The Food Talk series is sponsored by Kikkoman Corporation.