Australian Sake Festival 2023

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Posted 2023-06-25 by Jenfollow

Sat 01 Jul 2023 - Sun 02 Jul 2023

Where better to celebrate the Australian Sake Festival than at the Queen Victoria Market 's C & D Shed, rear of 513 Elizabeth St, Melbourne. They have the space to take on two days of festivities over the weekend of 1-2 July 2023 from 10am to 4pm. Get your tickets here . Your ticket includes the following.

  • Tasting glass to take home
  • Sake brewers from Japan and local wholesalers to meet
  • 200 plus sake to taste for free
  • A variety of umeshu, yuzushu and other fruit liquor to taste
  • Shochu, Awamori and Whisky to taste
  • Bottles available for take home purchase*
  • Foods (sushi, sashimi, wagyu, vegan & vegetarian Japanese foods) available for purchase
  • Access to Edo Digital Art Exhibition and Artwork display

  • Enjoy all things Japanese on home ground; be entertained by cultural performances and learn about Japanese culture; find your favourite Japanese products, and get the latest information on travel to Japan. The Edo digital art exhibition will immerse you in the culture as you get to know the Edo period (1603-1867) in Japan. Be introduced to Ukiyo-e paintings, and the life in Edo that's filled with historical charm. Also set to mesmerise and charm you is a captivating lineup of musical performances and entertainment. To mention a few -

  • A female samurai sword performance
  • Singer songwriter Mizuki with indie-pop, pop-y sounds
  • DJ Naru with 20 years of experience
  • Wadaiko Rindo a Japanese taiko drumming group and their energetic performances
  • Hananingen - a Japanese floral arrangement technique
  • Kanzemi plays Tsugaru Shamisen with blazing-fast technical moves

  • and a whole lot more.

    If you've not had sake before, now is the time to try it out. The brewing process is much like beer, where the starch is converted into sugars that ferment into alcohol. The bran is removed from the rice by being polished, and then fermented for this Japanese rice wine. The national beverage in Japan, it's often served with special ceremony, gently warmed in a small earthenware or porcelain bottle. If you're looking for a sake bar in Japan, you'd ask for nihonshu - 'wine of Japan', because the word sake there does not mean sake as we know it. It simply means alcohol over there and could be anything like beer, wine, whiskey etc. The word points to just a category.

    Stay in touch via the website and Facebook page for updates and other information about the festival.

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