Hard to believe it’s already May! One of the first celebrations of Spring, the Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is this weekend, May 3 and 4. Pick up your o-hanami sake at SAKAYA for your picnic under the sakura blossoms!
In Japan, May means Golden Week which is well underway. Golden Week is the collection of holidays that all fall in one week; Showa Day on April 29, Constitution Day on May 3, Green Day (Showa Emperor’s Birthday) on May 4, Children’s Day on May 5. It is one of Japan’s busiest holidays. If you are fortunate enough to be in Japan (or to be employed by a Japanese company), you have an entire week of time off from work to enjoy the beauty of Spring!
Although we don’t have Golden Week in the U.S., we do have a golden month of tastings blooming in May at SAKAYA.
Thursday, May 1: 6 to 8pm
Joto Sake Imports’ Namazake Tasting
Watari Bune Junmai Ginjo Nama (Ibaraki) & Eiko Fuji (Yamagata) Junmai Ginjo Nama
Wednesday, May 7: 6 to 8pm
Selections from Nishimoto Trading
Kudoki Jozu Junmai Ginjo (Yamagata) & Denemon Junmai Ginjo (Niigata)
Saturday, May 17: 2 to 4pm
Sake Samurai & Urbansake.com‘s Tim Sullivan Tasting
Saturday, May 24: 2 to 4pm
Selections from Niigata Sake
Saturday, May 31: 2 to 4pm
Futkumitsuya Brewery (Ishikawa)
Kagatobi Junmai Ginjo & Kagatobi Cho Karakuchi
Please join us to sample these golden brews. We look forward to seeing you at SAKAYA!