■February 23 (Saturday)
"Sake Tasting the Niigata Way "
Target & Price: 3,500 yen per person (adults only)
Program: Representatives from a diverse selection of some of Niigata's most notable sake breweries will join us for a special evening focusing on the art of sake tasting and food pairing. Build up your sake knowledge with first hand advice from a friendly and passionate group of brewers from throughout Niigata paying us a very special sake-powered visit here in Roppongi!
Made possible thanks to support from the following sake breweries:
・Taiyo Shuzo （www4.ocn.ne.jp/~taiyobrw/）
・Obata Shuzo （http://www.obata-shuzo.com/home/）
・Koshi no Hana Shuzo （http://www.koshinohana.com/）
・Imayotsukasa Shuzo （http://www.imayotsukasa.com/）
・Asahi Shuzo （http://www.asahi-shuzo.co.jp/）
・Takanoi Shuzo （http://www.hatsuume.co.jp/）
*Note that the courses below have finished.
■October 7 (Sunday)
"Rice Harvest Hands-on!"
Target & Price: parent & child pair (ages 5 & up) 3,500 yen; individual adult 3,500 yen
Program: This first session is a chance take part in the entire process of bringing delicious "shin-mai" (autumn harvest rice) to the dinner table, from threshing to polishing, you'll get the chance to see and taste first hand just exactly what sort of work goes into making this precious staple so tasty. And for the adults, master brewer of Taiyo Shuzo will be offering a special sake lecture highighting the renowned sake rice variety referred to as "tane-nishiki", as well as holding a special tasting session. Being educated makes it taste all that much better!
■November 24 (Saturday)
"Taiyo Shuzo Sake Brewery Tour & Shiobiki (Salted) Salmon Workshop"
Program: Travel to the town of Murakami in Niigata Prefecture for a true "taste" of tradition! Open to individuals, families, friends, or groups, this once-in-a-lifetime experience is only possible here with the team at International TERAKOYA! Bring yourself one big setp closer to Niigata, traditional food, and the world of sake this November!
*Round-trip travel expenses to and from Niigata are not included in the price and are the responsibility of the participant.
8：00 Depart from Niigata Station (South Exit)
9：00 Sake Brewing 101: An in-depth tour of Taiyo Shuzo Sake Brewery
11：00 Depart from Taiyo Shuzo
11：30 Shin-Soba lunch in Takane at "Iori" (1,200 yen)
13：00 Depart from Takane
13：30 Murakami Shiobiki Salmon Workshop at Iyoba Hall (8,500 yen - 1 fish)
15：30 Workshop ends
16：00 Depart Iyoba Hall
17：00 Arrive at Niigata Station
*Subtract 8,500 yen for individuals in groups that do not wish to participate in the Shiobiki Salmon Workshop.
■December 15 (Saturday)
"Niigata Rice & Traditional Foods"
Target & Price: adults, 4,000 yen per person
Program: A special cooking demonstration class focusing on Niigata's fantastic "rice pairing" food culture, highlights include "shokkara", salted pilchard sardine cuisine unique to the Echizenhama region, "shiobiki salmon" from Murakami, which some participants may have made in the previous session, as well as red turnip arrangements and plenty of other unique offerings! And of course, plenty of tasty all natural Niigata rice!
■February 10 (Sunday)
"Niigata Snow & Sake Fest in Roppongi!"
Target & Price: parent & child pair 2,000 yen; individual adults 2,000 yen
Program: We're bringing the snow all the way from Murakami City in Niigata to the YARD here at Roppongi Nouen, where you'll have the chance to make your own "Yuki Hotaru", lighting candles and creating an enchanting winter wonderland right smack in the heart of Roppongi. To top it all of, sit back and sip on a tasty selection of top-quality premium sake while relaxing in our own little winter paradise!
*This series has been made possible thanks to the cooperation of the Niigata Visitors & Convention Bureau.