Nov 3rd
Sweet amazake to make and try

Sake and Sushi and Fermentation

An event centered around Japanese fermentation

By Serena Ogawa    - 4 min read
When: Sunday - Nov 3rd 2019, 1:00pm - 6:30pm

Japan loves fermented foods and this autumn some of the best from all over the country are coming to Tokyo! The “Fermentation Life Starts Today!” workshops are just one of the features of Japan Harvest 2019.

Get ready for Japan Harvest 2019

Japan Harvest 2019 event on Marunouchi Nakadori Street will celebrate a variety of experiences, trials, and contests covering agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and food. It’s a festival to celebrate the unique charms of Japan’s domestic produce. The festival provides a special chance to communicate with local farmers and producers in a way that would otherwise be difficult. The 2-day event runs November 2nd and 3rd and is free to attend. Foodies won’t want to miss out on this festival.

Ticket booking available through Peatix (Japanese)

(Photo: Hoxai Kitchen)

Fermented food paradise

One of the event workshops at Japan Harvest 2019 will be “Fermentation Life Starts Today!” Here, visitors have a chance to experience (and taste) fermented foods and the process like never before. The event will be held at 3 × 3 Lab Future as a one-day series of activities centered around the theme of Japanese history and traditional fermentation culture.

The “Fermentation Life Starts Today!” exhibition will take place on November 3, 2019. Take the opportunity to see a selection of local specialties and experience the charm of Japan’s fermentation with your five senses. Drink your way through the sake fermentation process, look forward to making amazake (sweet sake), or roll up vegetarian sushi in the kitchen corner.

  • Sake tasting experience (2,500 yen) limited to 100 people.
  • Amazake making experience (2,000 yen) limited to 20 people.
  • Vegetable sushi-making experience (2,000 yen) limited to 20 people.

Order a ticket before the event for a 500-yen discount.

Just a sip of the fresh-made sake
Just a sip of the fresh-made sake (Photo: サケ・ラバーズ Sake Lovers Inc)

3 × 3 Lab Future

3 × 3 Lab Future (Sansan Lab Future) is based on the concept of a “third place”, which comes after home and work. 3 × 3 Lab Future centers on the theme of economics, environment, and society and holds daily seminars and workshops. Its aim is to create a sustainable society for the next generation in an innovative space.

Ticket booking available through Peatix (Japanese)

Getting there

Exit from C9 or C10 of Otemachi Station

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Serena Ogawa

Serena Ogawa @serena.ogawa

Travel Editor for Japan Travel by day, novel-writing cat lady by night.

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Kim a year ago
Sounds like a great way to connect with Japan's culture through food and drink!
Sleiman Azizi a year ago
It's all about the inherent flavours, not added flavours.
Serena Ogawa Author a year ago
Thanks~ Looks pretty interesting!