6 Seeds ~Senri Oe Summer Jazz Festival~

“6 Seeds” is a six night long Jazz festival featuring Japanese musical icon Senri Oe. This event will take place at Tomi Jazz which has been bringing great Jazz music to Manhattan for over 20 years. Each night Senri Oe will be accompanied by musicians specializing in different Jazz styles, thus planting six unique seeds in NYC’s musical garden.

A household name in Japan, singer-songwriter Senri Oe has played an active role in Japan’s music scene for the last 28 years. Jazz music has long held a special place in Oe’s heart and in 2008 he moved to NYC to begin the second chapter of his life, a chapter devoted to Jazz.

In light of recent events in Japan, “6 Seeds” carries yet another meaning. The devastation and loss following the earthquakes and tsunamis, which began on March 11, 2011, have made it imperative that Japan begins steadily sowing the seeds of prosperity and reconstruction. Therefore, 100% of profits or sales of the following items will be donated during this event.

-6 Seeds Festival Items (profits donated)
-Hakkaisan Sake (sales donated)
-Kannoko Shochu (sales donated)
-Kirin Beer (sales donated)
-Some Food Items from Tomi Jazz (sales donated)

More information will be posted here and www.tomijazz.com. Please keep checking!

6シーズ(6つの種)は6日間連続のジャズフェスティバル。大江千里氏が日替わりでゲストミュージシャンを迎え、さまざまなジャンルのジャズをお届けします。種が芽を出し、成長し、そして花を咲かせる瞬間をお見逃しなく!

またこのイベント期間に以下のアイテムをご購入いただきますと、東日本大震災への寄付ができます。

-6シーズグッズ(利益の100%を寄付)
-八海山日本酒(売り上げの100%を寄付)
-薩摩酒造焼酎「神の河」(売り上げの100%を寄付)
-キリンビール(売り上げの100%を寄付)
-トミジャズフードアイテムのいくつか(売り上げの100%を寄付)

詳細はこちらのページとトミジャズのウェブサイトへ掲載していきますので、引き続きご覧ください!

“Like” us! Sake Discoveries Page now on Facebook!

WE ARE MOVING TO THE OFFICIAL PAGE of Sake Discoveries on facebook! Visit the new page and ‘Like’ us today. :) Check out New York’s most fun sake and shochu events!!!

Sake Lovers Photos: Eat Pray Heal Japan A Night to Benefit The Children of Japan

Join us for an evening for Japan’s children at the Bowery Hotel. Hosted by Candice Kumai, Harold Dieterle, and Angelo Sosa of Top Chef! We are sadly finding that donations to Japan are much lower than those made to Katrina and the Indonesia/Thailand, so let’s do our part to get help out there!

Sake Lovers Photos: Hakubai Kaiseki Dinner Feat. Daishichi “Big Seven”

Daishichi Sake Brewery was established in 1752, and is based in Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Japan. Daishichi makes rich, mellow sakes whose outstanding reputation comes from an insistence on a strictly orthodox brewing tradition: the KIMOTO method. All Daishichi products are superb examples of KIMOTO style sake.

On Thursday, May 19th, we welcome Mr. Hideharu Ohta, the 10th generation owner of Daishichi Sake Brewery and Mr. Ad Blankestijn,
Daishichi Sake Brewery’s master sake sommelier to talk to us about their intriguing KIMOTO sake.
Fukushima products have been in the news lately, but we’re happy to report Daishichi sake has had no damage. Nihonmatsu
City is over 40 miles away from the nuclear plant, and their brewery is solidly constructed, including 12.5 inch thick concrete walls, keeping their sake in a very safe environment.

Thursday May 19th 6:30pm – 9pm
$77 (not included tax and gratuity)
You’ll also receive a gift from Daishichi as well as a gift certificate for 2 people from the Kitano for their jazz bar. ($80)

This event is organized in cooperation with Sake Discoveries, LLC.

Make the Best out of Summer with Sake

Sake Lovers Photos: New York Loves Japan A Sake and Food Fund Raising Event

Our event, featuring over 100 sake and food from 15 amazing restaurants including Sakagura, Kyoya, Bond St., Matsuri, 15 East and Bao Noodles will be held on Wed., April 27 at La Venue in Chelsea from 7-10 pm. Tickets start at $100, with all proceeds going to the Japan Red Cross via our non-profit organization partner Project by Project http://www.projectbyprojec​t.org/.
Tickets are available online now at http://www.nylovesjapan.co​m/.
Details regarding an onsite silent art auction, as well as our eBay Giving Works charity auction site will be forthcoming. Online auction items will include NYC restaurant gift certificates, spa certificates, autographed celebrity cookbooks, merchandise and more!
I hope you’ll join us in eating, drinking and raising money for this incredibly worthy cause.
Please also help us spread the word through twitter and facebook as well.
twitter
http://twitter.com/NYLoves​Japan
facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pa​ges/New-York-Loves-Japan/2​08537982497068

Photos by Fuko Chubachi   More photos here! Sakelovers.com

NYC: June 2011 Hakkaisan Restaurant Week

Join us to celebrate Hakkaisan Sake this June in NYC. You can get some amazing specials that feature Hakkaisan Sake paired with some delicious food or Hakkaisan sold at a special price! The participating restaurants this month include Aburia Kinnosuke, Hane Hachi and Hibino.

Aburia Kinnosuke
213 East 45th Street
New York, 10017
212-867-5454
June 20th – June 26

Aburiya Early Summer Special: Tokubetsu Junmai
Small Carafe:$16 Large Carafe:$32 Bottle:$60

Hane Hachi
13520 Northern Blvd
Queens, NY 11354
June 20th – June 26

Small carafe (300ml) Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai with Tebasaki, Japanese Chicken Wing $20

Hibino
333 Henry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-260-8052
Note: Available June 27 – 30th

A glass of Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai $6