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Kimoto Glassware x Miyasaka Brewing (Masumi): Japanese Sake Glass Seminar

Aug. 4th (Sun) 2019 18:00 〜 21:00
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If there are wine glasses, why aren't there sake glasses?
It is with this question in mind that Kimoto Glassware's "es" was created.


At NOHGA HOTEL UENO, we will be holding Part 5 of our most popular seminar, pairing different glass designs with various sakes.

Our guest lecturer this time around will be Katsuhiko Miyasaka of Miyasaka Brewing Co., the esteemed sake brewery founded in 1662 in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture.
Miyasaka Brewing, nestled beside Mount Kirigamine in Nagano Prefecture, is blessed with clear spring water and a cool climate. It is here that a passionate team of brewers continue their craft of producing "high quality hand-made" Japanese sake.

kimoto_seminar_20190804_2.jpgThe brewery utilizes "Yeast Number Seven" - a very fine yeast discovered for the first time in the creation of their own refined sake. It has since become a favorite of brewers across Japan, and is still the most widely used sake yeast in the world today.


They have always truly embodied the idea of "Masumi" - or, purity - in their faithful pursuit of producing genuine, fine sake.


In recent years, they launched their new brand: "MIYASAKA". True to their roots of "Yeast Number Seven", this new brand (with a new bottle and label) shows their fearlessness even in the evolution of their craft.


"Masumi" and "Miyasaka" - in their own right - represent both tradition and innovation.
"Yeast Number Seven", known for its ability to bring out the best flavor of Japanese dishes and natural ingredients, is recognized as one of the best yeasts for making "meal-time sake". We are excited to have Miyasaka Brewing come share the story of their sake with all of us.

Back again as our main lecturer will be president of Kimoto Glassware, Seiichi Kimoto.


Mr. Kimoto has garnered well-earned respect and acclaim in the sake and glassware worlds for his vast glassware knowledge, unmistakable charm, and dedication to creating new and original ways to enjoy sake.

All participants will receive a NOHGA HOTEL UENO x Kimoto Glass present: a "hirahai" original design sake glass. With it, you can even enjoy new subtle flavors of sake at home.


What's more, participants will enjoy the ever-popular sake-pairing Bistro NOHGA Original Course Dinner.
This event is not just a sake and glass pairing, but a food and sake pairing as well. Pleasant surprises in our pairing menu await!



The first two rounds of this seminar sold out quickly so be sure to reserve your spot early! We are looking forward to seeing you all on what is sure to be an unforgettable evening.

Workshop Outline

Program Contents

1. The origin of "es"
2. Introduction to varying glass designs and sake.
3. Tasting
4. Open discussion and Q&A



Check-in Time

5:40PM, day of. (Please come to the 1F Front Desk)


13,500 JPY

Target Participant

20 years and older

Important Points

Must be 20 Years or Older
This seminar includes alcohol consumption. Please travel to and from the seminar by public transportation or taxi.

Application Deadline

Friday, August 2nd, 3:00PM
*Application will be closed as soon as the number of participants reaches the limit.


Miyasaka Brewing: Katsuhiko Miyasaka
Representing "Masumi", he has brought his brewery's sake to win countless hearts and awards at sake competitions around the world.
Born in 1985 in Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture. Upon graduation, he began working at the famous department store "Isetan" (now known as "Isetan Mitsukoshi"). After two years at work, Mr. Miyasaka took time to travel Europe, spending four months at each stop along the way, studying European cuisine.
Upon return to Japan, he joined the family business at Miyasaka Brewing Co. It is here that he helmed the next-generation brand development of "MIYASAKA" among other duties (including PR management, sales strategy, and event planning).

Mr. Seiichi Kimoto of Kimoto Glass
Since its foundation in 1931, Kimoto Glass has been dedicated to the creation of glassware. In its third generation, Seiichi Kimoto has been working in collaboration with factories and craftspeople alike, to create beautiful pieces with a sense for progressive design and sell them wholesale.
Pondering glass designs to suit the modern lifestyle, as well as collaborating with factories and craftspeople to realize original designs, Mr. Kimoto works day and night to explore the possibilities of glassware. Find Kimoto Glass’ original pieces featured at Bistro NOHGA and for sale at NOHGA HOTEL UENO’s first floor gallery.
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