Seminar 19Mar Main

Straight from the Brewery: Visit to Tanaka Shuzojo and Shinshu Tasting

Seminar 19Mar Main

This event is fully booked

Enjoy a virtual visit to Tanaka Shuzojo, a sake brewery in Japan’s Hyogo 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: Château SHIRASAGI 65. 

About Tanaka Shuzojo

Tanaka Shuzojo is located in Harima, in Hyogo Prefecture. This area is not only said to be the birthplace of sake, where some 1300 years ago the techniques used to produce modern sake were established, but it is also where the ultimate sake rice, the Yamadanishiki variety, was developed. Today, the brewery brings together traditions of craftsmanship and the merits of modern machinery in pursuit of original production methods to enhance its sake, which has garnered high praise in sake competitions worldwide.  

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.

Chris Hughes

After working in London for an importer of Japanese food and beverages, Chris moved to Japan in 2014. To date, he has visited nearly 100 breweries across the country, and worked in sales for a brewery. Today, Chris is a regular on Japanese TV and radio and in a range of publications. He is also a certified sake educator for the WSET in London.

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 16:30 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.