• JACCC TOSHIZO WATANABE EXHIBITION CENTER (map)
  • 244 South San Pedro Street
  • Los Angeles, CA, 90012
  • United States

$20 JACCC MEMBER | $25 GENERAL

Experience a Taste of Miyazaki Prefecture.

Many people have tried Japan’s traditional shochu and have often wondered, “what is shochu, exactly?”   Attend this casual Friday night special event to find out and be treated to a triple treat!

First, a mini-lecture by shochu expert, Christopher Pellegrini, who will walk us through Miyazaki’s world class drink, that distinguishes this region among the makers of Japan’s finest shochu.

Next, a tasting of two Miyazaki Prefecture distilleries - Ochiai and Yanagita with 3 pourings from each of these distinguished shochu houses!

And LAST but not least, small bites of scrumptious barbecued dishes especially prepared by local yakitori chef, Hideki.


This culinary adventure features:

Mini lecture on shochu

Two (2) Miyazaki Prefecture distilleries offering 3 tastings per distillery

Yakitori & small bites to accompany the tastings


As a patron, you’ll experience:

Short lecture on Shochu by an expert, featuring: a short explanation on shochu, how it’s made; the distinct and unique flavors created from Miyazaki Shochu

Personal shochu pours from Miyazaki distillery staff coming all the way from Japan

Small bites pairings that complement the shochu


LEARN MORE

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Learn more about the Miyazaki Prefecture Distilleries: here and here.

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Learn more about Christopher Pellegrini, shochu and awamori expert here.

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Learn more about JETRO here.