Chris’ Sake Corner – 4 Day Trip to Japan
Greetings Sake Fans and Connoisseurs,
Chris here, back again with another column for the newsletter. Listen, I'll just cut right to the chase...
I went to Japan! This was my first post-Covid trip to Japan, and also the first time I traveled alone to Japan for work. I was humbled and honored to travel with Jetro Niigata and Jetro Gunma to check out some sake breweries, as well as a craftsman/artisan Yoshizawa Wood & Lacquer Works, a local sake shop Harukawa Liquor Store and a daruma maker Imai Daruma NAYA. I was out in the field for 3 and a half days. Ten breweries, thirteen stops total. This was not my first time in Niigata, but this was my first time in Gunma, and I totally fell in love with it.
There was no way I could cram a road report of my entire Japan trip into a tiny little section of America's Favorite Sake Newsletter. But, I will have a more in-depth road report from my trip on the blog on the True Sake website. Some of you may have already seen me sprinkle in some photos on Instagram Stories...
A huge thank you to Jetro San Francisco, Jetro Niigata, and Jetro Gunma for all their support. Also, a huge thank you to True Sake colleagues Mei and Chad for watching the shop while I was gone!
Till next time,
Missing Japan already