International SAKE Party

Shared Rice Culture!!
Come enjoy Japanese sake in an international ambience! Try some food and traditional art performance of countries that share rice culture! Our first international sake tasting event will happen in a historical scene of Nada Gogo, Japan’s No. 1 sake brewing district.

Learn about foreign cultures in Kansai

The Kansai Consular Corps (KCC) marks its 150th anniversary this year. Living in Kansai, we feel foreign culture galore that has been around us since the end of the Edo period. Honorary Consulates and local groups in Kansai will present their countries in this session. 

《Presenters(as of Oct. 2018)》
Honorary Consulate of Ethiopia, Honorary Consulate of Cambodia, Hyogo Latin Community, etc.

Enjoy the marriage of international food and Japanese sake

Japanese sake will be matched with international rice cuisine selected by Naoyoshi Motoyama, a famous chef and the founder of “Sekai-no-Gochiso-kan (Museum of World Goodies)”. For rice, “Hyogo Tajima”, specially grown Koshihikari, will be donated by Shinmei Co., Ltd. Let’s see how the matching will go with the Hakutsuru sake sommeliers’ specially selected 3 types of sake.

Experience international exchange with your five senses – traditional art performance

Expose yourself to traditional performance by international artists living in Kobe and Kansai. Feel the cultures over sake in an international ambience.

Chingudle Performers(with Pak Won, Korean traditional percussionist)

Marinera Enthusiasts’ Club in Osaka

Intercollegiate Flamenco Circle(with Yuichi Nakanishi, Flamenco Guitarist)

International SAKE Party

■ Programs
・Welcome drinks served
・Lecture on the history of Nada Gogo, Japan’s No.1 sake brewing district, and Japanese sake culture by Hakutsuru Brewing Co. Ltd.
・International SAKE party to enjoy sake, international food and dance of countries that share rice culture

■ Venue
Hakutsuru Museum
〒658-0041 5-5, 4 Chome, Sumiyoshi minamimachi, Higashinada-ku, Kobe City(5 mins walk from Hanshin Sumiyoshi Station / 15 mins walk from JR Sumiyoshi Station) 

■ Time and Date
15:00 – 17:00(Doors open at 14:30), Saturday, November 10, 2018
※Please make sure you arrive 10 minutes before the event starts.

■ Admission Fee
JPY 2,500(tax included)

■ Registration
See the following link:

■ Admission Capacity
20 adults on a first-come-first-served basis (some additional space is available for kids if attended by their parents/guardians)

■ Organizer
Executive Committee of Commemorative Event for the 150th Anniversary of Hyogo Prefecture and Founding of the Kansai Consular Corps (The Kansai Consular Corps, Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co. Ltd., and Academia de Libertad)  

■ This event is to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Hyogo Prefecture.