WSET Sake Level 1 & 3 Educator
Government Certified English Tour Guide (Kyoto Pref:EN00389)
My main objective is to convey sake knowledge which are indispensable to enjoy Japanese sake without any language barrier, in a belief that everyone should be able to appreciate the traditional craftmanship of sake brewing, along with the “marriage” experience with Washoku, Japanese cuisine.
My ultimate goal is to boost sake consumption by promoting sake outside Japan, broadcasting the charms of sake and craftmanship of the brewers, thus creating big sake fans inside and outside Japan.
I make it a rule to study always to renew my knowledge and perception of sake, as I believe it very important to be able to answer any questions from foreign people interested in sake.
fact-checking on sake from WSET sake educator’s viewpoint
Certified Sake Sommeliere, Sake lecturer (SSI),
WSET Level 3 Award in Sake holder, WSET Sake Educator
Japanese Culture Workshop Coordinator
Government Certified Tour Guide(Kyoto Pref.EN00389)
-Organizing sake tasting session (on sake culture, history, tasting, giving tips for enjoying sake)
-Implementing sake brewery tour in English
-Other translation, interpretation jobs, performing marketing research on foreign inbound sake-lovers for Japanese breweries and institutions
-Graduated from Kyoto University Faculty of Law in 1995
-Qualified as Government Certified Tour Guide in 2010 (English, Kyoto Pref..EN00389) , Obtained Eiken Grade 1, Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
-Certified as Sake Sommeliere (kikizakeshi of SSI), International Sake Sommelier, Sake lecturer
-Certified as Sake Professional (CSP) of The Sake Educational Council
-Holder of WSET Level 3 Award in Sake, WSET Sake Level 1 and 3 Educator