Event: Day in the Life of a Toji

9th September –  British Sake Association Special Event: Visit of Philip Harper

Philip Harper, the only British-born toji, or Master Brewer, will be in the UK for a rare visit this summer. Taking a break from making sake at Kinoshita Brewery, Philip, a director of the British Sake Association, has agreed to speak to us on “A Day in the Life of  a toji’ . Philip has a unique insight into the complex process of brewing sake, having been making it in Japan for over twenty years. An entertaining speaker, Philip will share his experiences with insight and humour.

This event will take the form of an illustrated lecture, but there will also be sake to taste (Philip will bring some of his sake for us all to try, fresh from Japan!)

This is your chance to ask Philip all those questions about sake that you have always wanted to ask. This is an event not to be missed!

This event will take place on Monday 9th September at 6.15 for 6.30 prompt start (finish 8pm) in the Council Room of the Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD.

£15 to BSA members, £18 to non-members.  All welcome.

To book email events@britishsakeassociation.org, stating the number of tickets, the names of attendees and whether a member of not.  You will then receive a payment request via email.

With special introduction by Anthony Rose, wine correspondent of the Independent and co-founder of The Wine Gang, now also running sake training at Sake No Hana for consumers on the first Saturday of each month.

Sake generously provided by Kinoshita Brewery via

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