[CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2019]—Sake (Rice Wine) Festival held at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo!!

Publish-date: May 10 2019 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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[CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2019]—Sake (Rice Wine) Festival held at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo!!

[CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2019] was held at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, from April 19th(Fri) to April 29th (Mon), 2019. SAVOR JAPAN staff will report the first day of this event!

[CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2019]—Sake (Rice Wine) Festival held at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo!!

[CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2019] is a sake festival organized by a national soccer legend, Hidetoshi Nakata’s [Japan Craft Sake Company] from 2016. Each day, local sake brand and top-class restaurants of various cuisine gathered. Regularly, sake is said to match only with Japanese cuisine. However, this outside-the-box event has realized creating irregular combinations: local sake and non-Japanese cuisine. 

There was also [KITKAT Pairing Bar] where AI will choose the best matching local region KitKat and sake for you. Local region KitKat are developed through the use of raw materials and specialty products rooted in local regions around Japan. After answering five questions, AI will choose a local KitKat piece and sake from 1,650 combinations based on your preferences. This bar was developed to convey a new idea: paring of sake and chocolate for customers in Japan and abroad. 

[CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2019]—Sake (Rice Wine) Festival held at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
[CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2019]—Sake (Rice Wine) Festival held at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
[CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2019]—Sake (Rice Wine) Festival held at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
Upon the grand opening of this groundbreaking event, Hidetoshi Nakata and Cedrick Lacroix, Nestle Japan’s Managing Director appeared. 
[CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2019]—Sake (Rice Wine) Festival held at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
After his retirement, Hidetoshi Nakata devoted his life on domestic travel, and  in his speech, he earnestly emphasized on the importance of promoting paring of sake with non-Japanese cuisine. 
[CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2019]—Sake (Rice Wine) Festival held at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
Hence, the concept of this event is [matching sake with cuisine from all over the world]. On the first day, popular Asian restaurants in Japan starting from Chinese cuisine have joined. Surprisingly, the pairing sake chosen for this cuisine were sparkling sake! 
[CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2019]—Sake (Rice Wine) Festival held at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
After some thoughts, SAVOR JAPAN team chose Bánh xèo (Vietnamese), Tom yam kung (Taiwanese), and Bak kut teh (Singaporean). For the Japanese sake, we decided to try Dassai from Yamaguchi Prefecture (ASAHISHUZO Co., Ltd.) and Shichiken from Yamanashi Prefecture (Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.).
[CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2019]—Sake (Rice Wine) Festival held at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
[CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2019]—Sake (Rice Wine) Festival held at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo!!
For sake-beginners, don’t worry! Staffs from sake breweries will help you.
[CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2019]—Sake (Rice Wine) Festival held at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo!!
If you have a chance to visit Japan, why not try the paring of Japanese sake and non-Japanese cuisine? 
[CRAFT SAKE WEEK at ROPPONGI HILLS 2019]—Sake (Rice Wine) Festival held at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
Schedule: April 19th(Fri) - April 29th (Mon)
Open Hours: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Place: Roppongi Hills Arena
Fees: 3500 yen for first-time visitors (includes neat glasses for sake that you can take home and 11 coins for eating and drinking)
*Visitors after the 2nd time need only to purchase coins additionally if they bring their glasses that were given previously.

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Publish-date: May 09 2019 Update-date: Aug 06 2019
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