KURAND SET (Sake Exchange Tokyo ) is an international exchange party with sake. The events are aimed at bringing people from all over the world together through this magical artisan beverage.
This is the 19th edition of the super popular Tokyo sake exchange party. Last month, everyone brought so many amazing different home-cooked foods and we quite literally had a feast fit for a king. If you are unfamiliar with the way Potluck parties work, basically, everyone must bring at least one dish to share with the other participants. This is a condition of participation. This can be a home-cooked or bought entry, it is entirely up to you.
May’s event will of course include the usual sake tasting challenge with opportunities to bag some free bottles of sake, sake cups, etc.
All participants are sure to have a blast with a glass or two of newly brewed sake in hand while making a whole host of new Facebook contacts / friends.
Sunday 28th May, 2017 / 13:00 – 16:00
Participation Fee : 2000 JPY + one dish to share with everyone
All participants must bring at least one item of food to share with other people. This is a condition of participation.
(please try and bring exact change so that we can complete this part quickly)
・Meet and make friends with people from other countries and cultures.
・Compare over 100 different types of sake plus shochu and plum wine and fruit liqueurs at your leisure. The lineup will include newly brewed sake (Shiboritate, Hatsu Shibori, etc.)
I look forward to seeing you all there!!
As soon as you have completed this part, you may start enjoying the sake from the fridges !
13:15: Toast – Kanpai !
13:20: Sake Tasting Competition with prizes (30 mins ３０分)
We will group everyone into teams.
13:50: Free Time
Mingle with the other participants, making friends and interacting through fun games while pairing over 100 different sake with the food that everyone has brought. We will create a space for all the food to be laid out for everyone to share.
14:00: Mini lecture and Q&A about sake (5 mins)
15:30 Last Order
15:45 End of all you can taste sake
15:45 Event Finish
The venue must be vacated by 16:00
Food and soft drinks ARE allowed in the venue (no smelly food or food which takes up lots of space).
As a condition of entry, each participant is required to bring one dish / item of food to share with everyone. It can be something which you have purchased or something you have made. There is a department store nearby which sells lots of different exciting dishes in its lower floors.
Getting blind drunk is not allowed.
(Please take responsibility and pace yourself while drinking plenty of water. The guideline is 2 times more than water. )
Anyone who is deemed to be beyond their limits will be ejected and banned from future meetups. Guests are strictly the responsibility of the member who brought them. We take no responsibility for accidents caused by over drinking.
Directions to venue
From Ueno Station
If you are coming via the JR lines, follow the signs for the Ginza line underground and then keep following the signs for exit 1. If you are coming via the Ginza line or any other subway line, simply head for exit 1. From exit 1, follow the route shown below. There is a Doutour coffee shop on the opposite side of the road from the venue. It takes about 3-4 mins on foot from the station exit.
From Iriya Station
Head for either exit 1 or 2. On exiting, head up the road and you will find the venue on your left. It takes about 2 mins on foot from the station exit.