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Amami Island Music and Cane Sugar Shochu Event

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For this special gathering we'll be hosting our own little rendition of an Amami Island festival as we utilize our taste buds to closely examine a wide selection of 17 varieties of "kokutou shochu", a local shochu made only in the Amami Islands which integrates sweet brown cane sugar into the brewing recipe. It's an all-you-can-drink gathering until the shochu runs out, so we'll be needing a good number of participants – for safety's sake! And as long as we’re "sampling" such a variety, we’ll also be having a little shochu tasting workshop, where you'll have the chance to cultivate your palate for the delicious nuances of one of Japan's most popular local beverages! "What’s a party without music?!", you say? We've got you covered there too, as a pair of local musicians from Kikai Island (one of the Amami Islands!) will be putting on a live "sanshin" performance (similar to the more widely well-known "shamisen"). Come on out and kick back, relax, and absorb the live island tunes and sake for a Saturday afternoon that'll have you feeling like you've been transported to an island far, far away... *Brought to you in cooperation with International TERAKOYA, where the world meets Japan’s fantastic rural cultures and people in the heart of Tokyo!

For this special gathering we'll be hosting our own little rendition of an Amami Island festival as we utilize our taste buds to closely examine a wide selection of 17 varieties of "kokutou shochu", a local shochu made only in the Amami Islands which integrates sweet brown cane sugar into the brewing recipe. It's an all-you-can-drink gathering until the shochu runs out, so we'll be needing a good number of participants – for safety's sake! And as long as we’re "sampling" such a variety, we’ll also be having a little shochu tasting workshop, where you'll have the chance to cultivate your palate for the delicious nuances of one of Japan's most popular local beverages! "What’s a party without music?!", you say? We've got you covered there too, as a pair of local musicians from Kikai Island (one of the Amami Islands!) will be putting on a live "sanshin" performance (similar to the more widely well-known "shamisen"). Come on out and kick back, relax, and absorb the live island tunes and sake for a Saturday afternoon that'll have you feeling like you've been transported to an island far, far away... *Brought to you in cooperation with International TERAKOYA, where the world meets Japan’s fantastic rural cultures and people in the heart of Tokyo!