Seminar 20Mar Main

Straight from the Brewery: Visit to Takahashi Sukesaku Shuzoten and Shinshu Tasting

Seminar 20Mar Main

This event is fully booked

Enjoy a virtual visit to Takahashi Sukesaku Shuzoten, a sake brewery in Japan’s northern Nagano Prefecture, accompanied by a tasting of shinshu – sake brewed in the current year – exclusively procured straight from the brewery for this event held in collaboration with Japan’s National Tax Agency (NTA).  Shinshu available for tasting: Matsuwo Junmai Ginjo Madarao Sankei-nishiki.

About Takahashi Sukesaku Shuzoten

Takahashi Sukesaku Shuzoten is located in northern Nagano Prefecture, in an area popular with domestic and international tourists who come for the mountain views, ski resorts, and hot springs. The brewery is focused on establishing the ‘terroir’ of its sake, by crafting its line-up of sake using spring water originating from a source in the local Togakushi Shrine and rice produced locally by contracted farmers.  

About the Session Moderators  

Satomi Dosseur

Satomi is a sake educator and specialist. After working as a sake sommelier in a leading Japanese restaurant in London, she established Enshu Limited, through which she provides the UK's first official Kikisake-shi (specialist of service and sales of sake) diploma on behalf of the Sake Service Institute International.

Fujishiro Ayumi

After working in sales channel enhancement for regional Japanese products and in raising cultural awareness, Ayumi qualified as an International Kikisake-shi, an Official Lecturer of Japanese Alcohol Beverages, and a Japanese Sake Taster. Today her work includes holding seminars, writing, and supervising translations about Japanese sake.

Displays and Tastings 

While at Japan House, guests attending this talk event can also experience sake tourism in Japan’s Yamagata, Saga and Gunma Prefectures through a series of displays highlighting the distinctive characteristics of each region and tastings of different seasonal varieties of sake from local craft breweries. Doors open for displays and tastings from 18:30 for registered guests

Guests must be over 18 years old to participate in sake tastings. Japan House London will operate a Challenge 25 policy during events, so guests who look under 25 will be asked to show proof of age. Japan House London reserves the right to refuse to serve alcohol to guests. Please drink responsibly. Visit for more information.