Hakkaisan Holiday Party at Sakagura
Event organizer’s Description:
Join us for a very special Holiday Hakkaisan Sake Party at New Yorkâ€™s Sakagura Restaurant on Wednesday, December 22nd from 7:00pm â€“ 9:00pm.
This wonderful night will feature four kinds of Hakkaisan Sake: Hakkaisan Ginjo, Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai, Hakkaisan Honjozo and, as a special treat, the chance to sample our Hakkaisan Nama Genshu which is not available in for sale in the U.S!
Sakagura Restaurant will be serving 5 dishes to pair with our delicious sake including an â€œomusubiâ€ style rice ball made especially with Niigata Uonuma Koshihikari rice â€“ the most expensive Japanese rice on the market! You wonâ€™t believe the taste!Also, as a special gift created exclusively for guests of this event, you will each receive a beautiful ceramic â€œGuinomi Kagami Mochi*â€ sake cup hand-crafted for you by noted ceramic artist Misato Fukuoka. This cup is perfect to use to celebrate Osho Gatsu* or Japanese New Year! Ms. Fukuoka will be on hand at the event to debut her ceramic creations in New York!
This event is strictly limited to 40 people and reservations are required!
To reserve your seat, please contact Sakagura by phone: (212) 953-7253
Location: Sakagura, 211 East 43rd Street, New York City
Cost: $75 including tip, tax, and a special gift from Hakkaisan.
*Guinomi Kagami Mochi
Guinomi is a special kind of sake cup and Kagami Mochi is a New Yearâ€™s decoration made from sticky mochi rice paste and formed into two round cakes of mochi with a bitter orange placed on top. This Kagami Mochi is displayed during the Japanese New Year season. With the unique design of Guinomi Kagami Mochi we have both in one! Turning your sake cup upside down instantly transforms your sake cup into the mochi rice cake shape seen everywhere in Japan during the New Year season!
Oshogatsu is Japanese New Year. Itâ€™s considered by many Japanese to be the most important Annual Festivals and is celebrated widely throughout Japan. Ever since Japan adopted the Gregorian Calendar in 1873, Oshogatsu is celebrated on January 1st. In addition to displaying â€œKagami Mochiâ€, there are many customs and traditions that go along with the New Yearâ€™s festivities. These include sending New Yearâ€™s postcards to friends and relatives, easting special dishes of prepared foods and giving gifts of money to children.
Guinomi Kagami Mochi!
About the Artist: Misato Fukuoka
Ceramist, Born in Tokyo in 1966. Lives and works in Tokyo. Misato established her own studio in West Tokyo in 2008 and became a master ceramic artist.
In addition to her thriving studio practice, Misato has a very active writing career. She is founder and editor of (samanthaâ€™s kitchen : http://livingroom.exblog.jp/) an online journal, which discusses ceramics processes and techniques as well as the culinary arts as seen from an artistâ€™s viewpoint.
211 EAST 43RD STREET B1F
NEW YORK, NY 10017
(bet 2nd and 3rd Avenue)