2015 / Japan Foundation Lecture: A sake maker’s journey to her roots and beyond, June 25

Rumiko Obata

Rumiko Obata

Japan Foundation Lecture Series 29

Brewing a community:

A sake maker’s journey to her roots and beyond

Lecturer: Rumiko Obata

Thursday, June 25, 7pm

The Japan Foundation, Los Angele, 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100 Los Angeles, CA 90036

Admission: Free / This event is full.

Rumiko Obata, owner of Obata Shuzo Sake Brewery in Sado Island, Japan, will be coming to the Japan Foundation Los Angeles to talk about carrying on the tradition of her family’s sake making business going back five generations, and her passion for the age-old tradition of sake brewing.

Sado Island, located approximately 200 miles northwest of Tokyo, provides the ideal climate for sake brewing as it is abundant in rice and water, which are essential ingredients in sake brewing. In her lecture,

Rumiko will describe how a passion for sake brewing combined with a passion for community revitalization has guided her towards expanding the mission of Obata Shuzo beyond the business.

The evening will also include an informative overview of sake by certified Master Sake Sommelier Yuji Matsumoto, followed by a brief Japanese language segment in which guests will learn simple useful phrases related to sake from our instructors.

At the end of the program, guests will have an opportunity to taste the award winning MANOTSURU from Obata Shuzo Sake Brewery.

Come join us for a rich, well-rounded evening and quench your thirst for sake-centric knowledge.

Sake for the tasting provided by VINO DEL SOL.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to participate in the tasting.