Ceramic Workshop with Imahiko Kawamura

A special event, exclusively for the British Sake Association.

In this workshop you are invited to make your very own sake pots with the renowned Japanese potter Imahiko Kawamura. Ima-san will guide you as you make a choko (cup) and either a tokkuri (bottle) or katakuchi (lipped dish for pouring sake), using a slab or coiled technique (no wheels).

When: Monday 15th April 2019  from 6.30- 8..30 pm
Where: 100 Richmond Avenue, Islington, London N1 0LS (nearest tube: Angel) 

Cost:  £45 Members £55 non-members (includes all materials – for two vessels – glazing and firing.) Japanese nibbles and of course some sake to keep you going! Bookings via events@britishsakeassociation.org

PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED AND PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS

About the Event

As this is primarily a ceramics event we will present one sake only, but at two or three different temperatures: room, chilled and warm, so this will be a chance to try out different drinking vessels, and different temperatures. Throughout, Ima-san and Shirley will chat informally about ceramics, as well as introducing us to some of the guiding principles of Japanese tableware. 

We will begin at 6.30 prompt and pack up at 8.30. At the end of the session Ima-san will take your pots away, and glaze and fire them for you at her kiln. Finished pots will be returned to you after firing (details of how we do this to be confirmed on the night)

Imahiko Kawamura is a ceramic artist who exhibits regularly at museums and galleries in the UK and Japan. She specializes in making decorative porcelain vessels and vases with a crystalline glaze, using methods based on Japanese tableware. She enjoys passing on her extensive knowledge of working with clay to all levels, as well as introducing Japanese tableware and the history of Japanese ceramics.

Grand Christmas Sake Tasting 2018

Come and join us to celebrate the end of 2018 bonenkai-style with a Grand Tasting of sakes at our second riverside tasting extravaganza.

Date: Monday 3rd December 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

Location: The Star and Garter

4 Lower Richmond Road, Putney SW15 1JN

Tel: 020 8788 0345

The sakes will be accompanied by buffet-style food platter and there are raffle prizes to be won, with proceeds going to one British and one Japanese charity.

Cost: £25 BSA members £30 non-members

Please book through events@britishsakeassociation.org

EVENT REVIEW: An Introduction to Sake: How it is made and its place in traditional Japanese culture

Marinated Snow Crab with the event was a roaring success. We were treated by Shirley Booth to great sake talk to begin. We then tried a variety of Sake, all well paired with the food. Great Sake, and amazing food courtesy of Matsuri restaurant.  Thanks go to the Japan Rice Export association, Hakutsuru Sake and Matsuri Restaurant. The menu included:

Flying Fish Roe

Wagyu Tataki

Poached Tuna and Wasabi

Sashimi

Sea Bream Marinated in Kelp

Tempura

Two kinds of “Hatta” style tempura

Teppanyaki

Japanese Wagyu (Kagoshima)

Seasonal Vegetables

Egg Fried Rice

Dessert

Fireball Ice Cream

Comments from attendees:

“You did a great job, congratulations!”

I really enjoyed your seminar – you are a great teacher”

“I want to say a big ‘thank you’ for the brilliant event

” – Chiyoko-san and I really enjoyed it. “My favourite was Junmai Nigori she Sayuri”

“I never knew there was so much to Sake, you gave a fascinating talk!”

“Very many thanks for an excellent evening  at Matsuri “

” It was such a wonderful experience…the Sake was beautiful.  I feel I learned a lot more about Sake in than I knew before, the food was fantastic and I thought that the pairings worked really well.”

“Best sake talk I have ever attended! “

Make Your Own Sake: Special Christmas Event

Make Your Own Sake with Marie Cheong-Thong of The Larder At 36.  Following her recent success at the Abergavenny Food Festival, this will be a very special evening featuring Marie’s popular workshop.  Marie will demonstrate how to make a basic sake, simple doburoku, from an old “handed down” secret family recipe – which almost certainly originated in China before eventually finding its way to Japan. More details here:

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Tuesday 1st December 2015 7.00pm to 8.30 pm,

Cost: £35 per person  * to include a basic sake kit value £6

 

Please book with the British Sake Association, not the venue: events@britishsakeassociation.org

 

Sake : from the front line

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Special illustrated talk by
Oliver Hilton-Johnson of Tengu Sake

Ollie, who is also sake educator for the British Sake Association, has recently returned from Japan where he spent several weeks making sake alongside the Japanese brewers of Hayashi Honten, amongst other sake-related adventures.

Ollie will talk about some of the surprising and fascinating things he learnt on the front line of sake brewing; and we’ll be tasting some interesting (and different) sake Ollie brought back from Kyushu. Delicious yakitori and nibbles prepared by Eico Kano at Mogu Mogu will complete the evening.

Date : Wednesday 29th April 2015

Venue: Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD
Tel: 020 7388 4539

Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: £25 for BSA members; £30 non-members and guests

Places are limited and must be booked in advance
events@britishsakeassociation.org