The Birth of Sake
Directed by Erik Shirai, 2015, 94 minutes
Friday, March 31st, 2017 6:30 pm EVENT HALL
There will be a special talk and Q+A with guest Kaz Hayashi, sake specialist and educator from Ozawa Canada.
A beautiful and immersive portrait of life at the 144-year old Yoshida Brewery, a producer of world class sake. With changing times ahead and new regime led by the 6th generation heir, this is a rare look at the personal and professional intensity needed to create a revered product and the artisans behind it.
Special Guests: Kaz Hayashi
This evening Kaz will share his expertise on sake and sake brewing with a talk and Q+A after the screening.
Kaz is a Sake Specialist/Educator for Ozawa Canada, the largest sake distributor in Ontario.
He has considerable sake knowledge as well as hands-on sake making experience. He gained valuable experience at Gekkeikan Sake Brewery in Fushimi district of Kyoto, Miyasaka Brewing Company in Nagano and was instrumental in helping to start up Ontario Spring Water brewery in Toronto, working alongside brew master Yoshiko Takahashi. Takahashi Toji (brewmaster) is one of the few female Toji in Japan.