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Kimoto Glassware x Ishikawa Shuzo : Japanese Sake Glass Seminar #17

October 20th (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 6 of our most popular seminar, pairing different glass designs with various sakes.

Our guest lecturer today is Koichi Maesako, master brewer of Ishikawa Brewery.


Ishikawa Brewery is a sake Brewery in Fussa City, Tokyo best known for its Tamajiman craft sake.
The brewery was established in 1863 on the far side of the Tama River in the village of Ogawa (present-day Akiruno City).
In keeping with tradition, the kan-zukuri (winter production) technique was used whereby brewing would occur only between autumn and the start of spring, using Tokyo natural spring water extracted from a 150-meter deep well.


Enjoy the new Tamajiman styles started by Maesako-san since he became a young master brewer taking over the traditional legacy of Tamajiman.
It is also a superb opportunity to try rare sake.


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!



This is an extremely popular seminar and seats fill up fast.
Book early. We look forward to your attendance.

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

Saturday, October 19th, 3:00PM
*Application will be closed as soon as the number of participants reaches the limit.


Mr. Koichi Maesako of Ishikawa Shuzo
Born in the "carrot town" of Kiyose, Tokyo on August 28, 1984, Maesako became obsessed with fermentation in his high school days.
Majoring in sake in the Department of Fermentation Science at Tokyo University of Agriculture, he worked part-time at Ishikawa Brewery as a student and went on to join the company full-time after graduating.
He was made chief at the age of 29, deputy master brewer at 30 and to his surprise, he was made master brewer at the age of 32.
In his first year he dedicated himself to faithfully brewing Tamajiman with its traditional flavor.
The next year, he began introducing new techniques into brewing and is also trying out new yeasts.
In his third year, he won gold prize at the Annual Japan Sake Awards.
This is his fourth year as master brewer.
He is strongly driven by his love of fermentation.

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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