Wed, 04 Sep

Guest of Honour at "An Evening with Japanese Sake 2019"

Mr. Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar was the Guest of Honour at the event "An Evening with Japanese Sake 2019" hosted by His Excellency Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India at his residence in Delhi.

The event was to spread the charm of Japanese Sake among the food and beverage industry of India. The Embassy of Japan in India is working to raise awareness of Japanese food and Sake (Rice Wine) in India, and this is the third edition of the event, following the previous ones held in 2017 and 2018.

Japanese embassy invited nine Sake breweries and 'Miss SAKE 2019', Miss Sae Haruta from Japan, and organized a Sake promotion event inviting the Indian hotel buyers and importers.

Sake Breweries included 9 brewers and 1 brewer. Katoukichibee Shouten (Fukui prefecture); Kobe Shu-Shin- Kan Breweries (Hyogo prefecture); Gassan Sake Brewery (Yamagata prefecture); Ozeki Corporation (Hyogo prefecture); Nagai Sake Inc. (Gunma prefecture); Ninki Inc. (Fukushima prefecture); Akita Seisyu Co. (Akita prefecture); Endo Syuzoujyo (Nagano prefecture); Muromachi Syuzo (Okayama prefecture); Miyazakihonten (Mie prefecture); Exporters/traders included Belluna (Saitama prefecture); Solid (Osaka prefecture); Airline companies include JAL - Delhi Office; ANA - Delhi Office.

The event was supported by Indian Heritage Hotels Association(IHHA); Hospitality Purchasing Managers' Forum (HPMF); India-Japan Friendship Forum (IJFF), Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association; Miss SAKE Association; Japan Awasake Association.

After Ambassador Hiramatsu's opening remarks, and speeches by Mr. Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar and Miss Sake 2019, Miss Sae Haruta, the Sake-tasting session followed. A business matching and a Sake lecture were also held between the sake brewers and Indian hotel buyers and importers, before the tasting session.

At this event, in addition to Japanese cuisine, a collaboration between Indian cuisine and Japanese Sake was proposed. The Indian guests enjoyed tasting different assortments of Sake, such as, sparkling, ume-shu (plum sake), ko-chu (aged sake), and ginjo, that was served along with a variety of cuisine.

His Excellency Kenji Hiramatsu greeting Mr. Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar

His Excellency Kenji Hiramatsu and Mr. Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar

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