On Saturday, April 11th and Sunday April 12 of this year, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) and the Japan Fair Organizing Committee hosted the Sakura Days Japan Fair at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens. The Sake Association of British Columbia was on-hand to present 6 seminars ranging from the History of Sake, Sake 101 and a Food Pairing session.

Each session was sold-out and a couple of guests were squeezed in at the last minute. This was an opportunity for sake enthusiasts to learn about some new products that are not generally available through retail stores.

Products presented, by agent/producer were:

D-Way Beverage
- Shochikubai Mio Sparking
- Kikusui Nigori Perfect Snow

Nabeyoshi Ltd.
- Takasago Junmai Ginjo Hakusan
- Yamahai Yoshibe Junmai

Axis Planning Inc.
- Oni Koroshi
- Koto Sen Nen Junmai Daiginjo

Jizake Japan Inc.
- Zuiyo Junmai
- Asamai Umachine Special Junmai

Pure Sake 4U Ltd.
- Hanafubuki Junmai

Select Wines & Spirits Merchants:
- Gekkeikan Draft Sake

Artisan Sake Maker Inc.
- Granville Island Osake Junmai Nama
- Granville Island Osake Junmai Nama  

Fujiyama Imports
- Homare Fuji Special Junmai
- Wataribune Junmai Daiginjo

Blue Note Wines & Spirits Inc.
- Umi Blu
- Yoshi Junmai Ginjo

That’s Life Gourmet
- Kuro Obi DoDo Yamahai Junmai
- Hakkaisan Sparkling Nigori

CMC Sake Merchants Ltd.
- Seishu Masukagami
- Sakehitosuji Jungin Black

Bruce Ashley Wines and Spirits
- Hakutsuru Junmai Ginjo
- Hakutsuru Sayuri Nigori

YK3 Sake Producer Inc.
- Yu Junmai Sake
- Yu Junmai All Koji

For those interested in future events, please check back on our website for updates and the Contact Us & Event Tickets Section. Thank-you.