The documentary begins with leading non-Japanese sake expert, John Gauntner. John is a Japanese certified Sake Expert Assessor and is fondly referred to as “The Sake Guy”. We also meet British-born Philip Harper, currently the only non-Japanese toji (master sake brewer). Last but not the least, we meet Kosuke Kuji, the charismatic fifth-generation owner of Nanbu Bijin Brewery.
Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Kampai! For the Love of Sake
27 Nov - 30 Nov
Personal narratives of three modern sake aficionados trace the global love-affair with Japan’s favourite alcoholic drink. Following master brewer Philip Harper, sake expert John Gauntner, and fifth-generation brewery owner Kosuke Kuji from the brewery to the restaurant table, their infectious passion for their craft invites a renaissance in sake appreciation.