A renewed focus on a long-term project helping develop Sake Tourism throughout Japan.Read More
Invited to speak on the development of sake-infused tourism development and strategy together with Shuso Imada, director of the Japan Sake & Shochu Information Center, hosted at Izumibashi Sake Brewery, home to that lovely dragonfly-branded sake from Ebina in Kanagawa Prefecture.
To my surprise, a photo of me doing a sample brewery tour with Ito-san (of Izumibashi) made the cover of Shuhan News - Japanese Journal of Sake, Wine & Spirits. A photo which could easily be mistaken for frantically trying to proclaim my innocence in front of mob of angry reporters. (Note, they were all lovely and attentive representatives from sake producers throughout the country, as well as individuals working as interpreters and guides in local tourism).