Ask Beau - "How can I tour a sake brewery?"
|"On the one hand I always enjoy hearing about your visits to sake breweries, but it makes me sad on the other hand because I don't have the opportunity. Or do I?"|
We have been supporting Etsuko Nakamura for the past several years as she has been conducting sake brewery tours of note. Please read the following email that we received last week.
|Dear Beau and Miwa,
I hope you are having a good summer.
Thank you for your support in Sake Brewery Tours promotion. I really appreciate all your support
In 2013, Sake Brewery Tours will have two tours. One to Akita and one to Kansai. Kansai replaces San-in and it is a bit easier access for a lot of people. We visit 4 breweries in Akita and 3 in Kansai. (Akita: Yuki no Bosha, Ama no To, Manabito, Kariho Kansai: Tsuki no Katsura, Shichihon Yari, Harushika) I have not announced this yet, but Kansai will have an option to visit Tamagawa to visit Philip Harper. Both tours will very special time in addition to spending a lot of time at sake breweries, dinners with kuramoto and cultural sight seeing. Akita-soba making at Kariho, minyo, cooking lesson from a local lady at a farm, visit to Mr. Ito's historic house, and Tsuru no yu onsen. Kansai-funazushi and locally hunt game meat lunch with Shichihonyari, one day excursion to Shigaraki pottery area with Rob Yellin, a visit to Yuba maker, participating goma fire ritual performed by Ajari who went through special spiritual training for 1000 days.
Akita Tour 2013 : 2.23 - 2.27
Kansai Tour 2013 : 3.4 - 3.8
If possible, I would like to ask for your support once again this year to promote the tours. For 2013, I have a couple people already for both tours and hopefully that trend continues to fill all 12 seats.
Visit www.saketours.com for more information. Mention the code "JTT2013" to receive a discount on your tour price!
Please send your sake specific questions to askbeau2 @ truesake.com. (This address is not for general questions and I only review the questions once per month. All other correspondence should use info @ truesake.com.)