Seminar 18Mar Main

Straight from the Brewery: Visit to Urakasumi Sake Brewery and Shinshu Tasting

Seminar 18Mar Main

This event is fully booked

Enjoy a virtual visit to the Urakasumi Sake Brewery in Japan’s northern Miyagi 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: Junmai Nama Genshu Shiboritate Urakasumi.

About Urakasumi Sake Brewery 

The Urakasumi brewery is located in Shiogama, a port town in Miyagi Prefecture. Urakasumi is firmly focused on crafting classic and elegant sake. It produces a line-up of sake with a distinctively mellow and sophisticated taste, arising from the natural umami of rice and a perfectly harmonized balance between taste and aroma. Visitors to the Urakasumi brewery can view and purchase sake drinking sets created by local craftspeople in the brewery’s gallery, as well as take brewery tours, which are available in English. The Urakasumi brewery is now a popular tourist destination in Shiogama.  

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.