Tag Archives: Sake

Story VII | The Art of the Vessel

Byōbu (vessel)   Mitsumoto Takeshi b. 1962   Reclaimed Iron ‘…the fact that a vase encompasses nothing, is the use of the vase’  Lao Tzu* Seemingly contradictory concepts introduce this article: ‘Vessel’ is defined by the Oxford dictionary as ‘a hollow …
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Sake Corner #9

A week with Mr John Gauntner : Becoming a Saké Professional – Byron Kehoe John Gauntner is considered to be the one true Saké master, having spent more than 25 years in Japan studying, researching and teaching Saké internationally. Gauntner …
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Sake Corner #8

Andre Bishop is a self-confessed Japanophile and Sake connoisseur. His passion for Japanese food, in particular Izakaya dining culture, is unrivalled in Australia. Andre is the owner of 5 Japanese Izakaya in Melbourne including Kumo Izakaya in Brunswick, Robot Bar …
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Sake Corner #7

‘Celebrity’ is the buzzword of the 21st century. We are accustomed to the rock stars, the royals, the models and the sports stars but now, aided and abetted by reality TV, chefs are the latest members of the cult. Executive …
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Sake Corner #6

Urakasumi aged Sake was my favourite Sake at the recent sake tasting event hosted by the Japanese government at Crown Casino. At that event, I was lucky enough to meet and talk with Sake Samurai Irie Keisuke about the Urakasumi brewery. Brewers …
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Sake Corner #5

The Suehiro Sake Shop, Wajima Wajima Cityis home to the Kitamura Kobo, the studio of contemporary lacquer artist Unryuan Kitamura Tatsuo and a frequent stop on my visits to Japan. On this trip, however, I happily focused on the many …
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Sake Corner #4

For Tohoku’s Sake Sake tasting event Consulate-General of Japan Melbourne Crown Casino February 16th 2012 Promoting sake as an important part of Japanese culture has to be one of the benefits of a diplomatic career- and one at Lesley Kehoe …
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Sake Corner #3

The Tohoku region is home to some of Japan’s most prestigious and long standing Sake breweries, including Yuki no bosha, whose Junmai is a personal favorite and whose brews have been a regular at Lesley Kehoe Galleries tasting events. I …
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Ishinomaki : Then and Now Short Film

No one can forget the devastating news and immediate aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami during the opening of our gallery on March 11 last year.  With over 20 Japanese artists and visitors at our opening, we recall the …
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Sparkling Sake

Sparking Sake is regularly served at our exhibition openings and always receives positive comments. It is sweeter and has a lower alcohol content than normal Sake. Fermentation is halted earlier than is the case with regular Sake and this allows …
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