JASM is pleased to announce "Sake Tasting and Ceramics Talk: Thinking outside the Bottle" on Thursday, December 3 at 6 pm which will be our second sake tasting experience. This time the event features sake expert, Chris Griese, from Sake Story and art historian, Dr. Andreas Marks, the Head of the Japanese and Korean Art Department at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Chris Griese will discuss three sake selected by him, while Dr. Marks will present ceramic sake cups and talk about how they enhance the tasting experience. There will also be the option for you to take part in the sake tasting if you purchase them from one of our corporate members, Surdyk's. You'll be able to taste the flavor and learn all about the sake selection from the comfort of your home.
Please note this event is for guests 21 years of age or older.
$10: JASM Members
Fee is not refundable but is transferable. Please become a member to support JASM.
We are expecting this event to be very popular. If you have registered, please let us know if you cannot attend.
About Dr. Marks' presentation:
A beautiful, well-designed cup enhances the experience and pleasure of drinking. Sake is traditionally sipped from guinomi, small cups that demand frequent refilling. Masterpieces in miniature, these little cups condense the skill, technique, and personal style of a potter. Today, artists are free to innovate and push the limits of form, while others uphold tradition. This presentation will introduce guinomi made of stoneware or porcelain by nine living artists, including Fukami Sueharu (b. 1947), internationally renowned for his abstract sculptures, as well as Fukumoto Fuku (b. 1973), one of the leading women ceramicists today.
The three sake to be featured in the sake tasting event are available for purchase on the Surdyk's website (link). For the link to each item you can click on the image or click on its name below. There is no purchase necessary to attend the event.
Please note that orders require a two-hour processing time, so orders placed two hours or less before closing time will not be available for pick-up until the following morning.
Orders can be made through Surdyk's website. For pick-up please check the store's opening times (https://surdyks.com/covid-19).
Please sign up today! We are looking forward to seeing you there.
$10: JASM Members
Japan America Society of Minnesota
Riverplace EH-131, 43 Main Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414