The Ninth Autumn Akita Sake Tasting Event Photos

My photographer JIMA took so many great pictures! Some of pictures are little out of focus though… he was drunk???

Gohan Society Friends Party at Sushi Zen

My husband and I were invited special dinner party at Sushi Zen by Gohan Society. It was the first time to join their party as a guest!! I realized that I am used to invite people, but not used to be invited as a guest!! However, of course, I enjoyed many of Chef Mr. Suzuki’s dishes, such as sushi, sashimi (of course) wagyu sukiyaki, yellow tail shabu-shabu, grilled fishes, duck dishes, foie gras, ankimo(monk fish liver), tofu pudding, and etc, etc…. the party seemed endless!! My uni lover husband Jim had 5 pieces uni sushi! He seemed like he was in the heaven!

They served 5 kinds of my hometown Akita sake. They were decorated on beautiful ice sculpture created by Okamoto studio.

Thank you so much Chef Mr. Suzuki and Gohan Society for wonderful evening, and Happy Birthday Mr. Suzuki!!


French Culture HOT GUIDE 2009 Party at The Bubble Lounge

I was invited a beautiful party at The Bubble Lounge by French Culture HOT GUIDE. I had nice Champagne, and enjoyed beautiful French singer’s music. She sang on the bar counter with electric accordion!! So beautiful night….

They haven’t served Sake yet, but….someday soon???

HOT POT + SAKE PAIRING NIGHT presented by the Japanese Culinary Center and Lucky Rice

HOT POT + SAKE PAIRING NIGHT presented by the Japanese Culinary Center and Lucky Rice

STARTS: November 17th
ENDS: November 17th
TIME: 6 – 8 p

Japanese Culinary Center, NY Mutual Tradiing Company and LuckyRice invites you to join us for JAPANESE HOT POT + SAKE PAIRING NIGHT at Matsuri.

Featuring a variety of hearty and healthy hot pots from Chef Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat’s new cookbook, “Japanese Hot Pot” – and –

A category of sakes from NY Mutual Trading Company.. this “foodie” event will be one to please.

Guests will have the opportunity to go to the different hot pot stations and navigage sake pairings by top brewers based on dishes featuring everything from beef, seafood, chicken, vegetable and more.

Tickets: $35/per person

VIP Tickets: $55/per person + “Japanese Hot Pot” signed book copy!

RSVP now at

Daishichi was awarded 3 prizes as Best Sake for SSI Jizake Tai-Show 2009

Daishichi Junmai Kimoto was awarded 3 prizes for “The best sake for Japanese New Year dishes Osechi”, Junmai Daiginjo Daishichi Minowamon was “The best sake for Crab meat”, and Daishichi Kimoto Umeshu Plum Sake was “The best liqueur for connoisseurs”!!Picture 3Picture 4Picture 5

Brighten Up The Holiday Season with Your Favorite Sake!

chopsticks_1209_print_FThanks Giving and Christmas are coming….

Pick your favorite sake for your family and friends!

Takashimaya New York Presents Powder Prints by Akira Tokuda

Takashimaya New York Presents Powder Prints by Akira Tokuda Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thank you for coming!

Play Earth Presents Special Party at Bohemian Oct.28 2009

This party was thrown by Ayumu Takahashi who is a very popular writer/publisher/photographer/traveler/principal of primary schools in India and Jamaica/great daddy for his kids/great husband for his wife/some of cool restaurants’ owner including Bohemian. He and his family have been traveling all over the world since last year. He has been to NY for this special private party with his team called Play Earth. Yes, they all seem very happy to play earth always!!

photos by  Atsushi NishiJIMA

Ishikawa Sake for Real French Cuisine of Daniel

I was very honored to help this part of wonderful project of Gohan Society for Ishikawa prefecture food and sake tasting at French restaurant Daniel as a sake sommelier. It was an amazing opportunity!

I picked 8 kinds of great Ishikawa sake for the dishes and deserts created by Eddy Leroux of Daniel.

Photos by Kenji Takigami


Here are some photos from the wonderful Thomson Reuters charity event!

This event held on November 4th, 2009 featured Dassai, Dewatsuru and Tenzan Sake. We had so much fun!

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