CRAFT SAKE WEEK is a festival of Japanese food culture that has attracted a total of 600,000 visitors over the past six years. Various sake breweries, restaurants and architects exhibit according to each year's theme, adding to the excitement of the event.
Sake experts, including Hidetoshi Nakata, in collaboration with sake retailers across the country, have tasted and selected the best sake from hundreds of breweries across the country to offer you the best sake. Each day has a theme to ensure that a wide range of people can enjoy the event, from those who have just started drinking sake to those who are regular drinkers. By limiting the number of breweries to 10 each day, it is easy to understand the characteristics of each brewery, and you are sure to find the sake of your choice!
The best gourmet restaurants, which are highly acclaimed both at home and abroad, offer original menus only available during CRAFT SAKE WEEK. The carefully selected restaurants are all Michelin-starred and other renowned establishments that have won acclaim both at home and abroad. Popular restaurants, which are normally difficult to book, will offer original menus specially developed for this event at reasonable prices. Enjoy pairing the finest sake with exquisite cuisine!
Renowned restaurants, highly acclaimed both at home and abroad, offer original menus exclusive to CRAFT SAKE WEEK. The carefully selected restaurants are all Michelin-starred and other renowned establishments that have won acclaim both at home and abroad. Popular restaurants, which are normally difficult to book, will offer original menus specially developed for this event at reasonable prices. Enjoy pairing the finest sake with exquisite cuisine!
Architect・Yuko Nagayama：Theme “ROPE”
1998-2002: Worked for Jun Aoki & Associates, established Yuko Nagayama Architects in 2002. Winner of numerous awards, including L’Oreal Award Encouragement Prize, JCD Design Award Encouragement Prize, AR Awards (UK) Award of Excellence, Architectural Record Design Vanguard 2012 (USA). Major works include LOUIS VUITTON Kyoto Daimaru Store, House with a Hill, ANTEPRIMA, Kayaba Coffee, SISII and others.
Also, plans are currently underway for the Dubai International Expo Japan Pavilion (2020) and a skyscraper in Shinjuku Kabukicho (2022).
Architect・dot architects：Theme “BAMBOO”
Architectural unit founded by Toshikatsu Ienari and Takeshi Akashiro. Based in Kitakagaya, Osaka, they are a ‘collaborative studio for practising another society’ copor Kitakagaya, where people and organisations from different fields gather. 2016: awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Major works include NO.00 (Number Zero Zero) and Umaki camp.
Architect・Sosuke Fujimoto/Sora Shokubutsuen：Theme “SAKURA”
[Sousuke Fujimoto] First-class architect. Representative of Sousuke Fujimoto Architects. Specially-appointed associate professor at the University of Tokyo. Winner of numerous awards, including the Japan Architecture Grand Prize and the JIA New Designer Award. Major works include Seto Forest Residence, Musashino Art University Library, House N and White Tree.
Representative of the Sora Botanical Gardens. He is the fifth generation of a flower and plant wholesaler that has been in business for 150 years since the end of the Edo period. He has travelled all over Japan and dozens of countries around the world and has collected thousands of plants. With the plant materials he collects on a daily basis, he responds to as many as 2,000 projects a year, including domestic and international commissions. His major works include Yoyogi VILLAGE, Look up the Cherry Blossoms, Sakura project, Kagaya Matsuno-Heki and others.