Sake Exchange Tokyo (Party) 31 Potluck Party @ KURAND Shibuya

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東京都渋谷区道玄坂2-9-10松本ビル3階 · Tokyo

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KURAND SET (Sake Exchange Tokyo ) is an international exchange party with sake. The events are aimed at bringing people from all over the world together through this magical artisan beverage.

This is the 31st edition of the super popular Tokyo sake exchange party. Last month, everyone brought so many amazing different home-cooked foods and we quite literally had a feast fit for a king. If you are unfamiliar with the way Potluck parties work, basically, everyone must bring at least one dish to share with the other participants. This is a condition of participation. This can be a home-cooked or bought entry, it is entirely up to you.

This month's event will include the usual sake tasting challenge with an opportunity to bag a special free gift. The tasting is divided into 2 rounds. In the first round, you taste out of 3 unlabelled bottles marked a,b,c and write tasting notes for each sake that will help you find it in the second round. In the second round the actual sake are put out each marked with a number. You simply have to taste each sake and match it to the ones you tasted before. The first person to match all 3 sake correctly wins! Simple as that!

For SET 31, we will be making a long overdue return to KURAND Shibuya and we will have the branch to ourselves until 8pm.

All participants are sure to have a blast with a glass or two of newly brewed sake in hand while making a whole host of new Facebook contacts / friends.


Sunday 29th July, 2018 / 17:30 - 20:30

Participation Fee : 2160 JPY + one dish to share with everyone

All participants must bring at least one item of food to share with other people. This is a condition of participation.

(please try and bring exact change so that we can complete this part quickly)

・Meet and make friends with people from other countries and culture

・Compare over 100 different types of sake at your leisure. The lineup will include a cooling selection of summer sake.

I look forward to seeing you all there!!


17:15 Reception

As soon as you have completed this part, you may start enjoying the sake from the fridges !

17:30: Toast - Kanpai !

Free time starts and last until end of event. During this time as well as tasting over 100 types of sake and fruit liqueurs, beer is also included. You can also have your photo taken wearing traditional sake clothes.

18:30: Sake Tasting Competition with prizes (1 hour)

Competition Part 1: Tasting blind = 30 mins

Competition Part 2: Match the sake = 30 mins

20:15 Last Order

20:30 Event Finish

The venue must be vacated by 20:30 to allow for the next customers to be seated on time.

Food and soft drinks ARE allowed in the venue (no smelly food or food which takes up lots of space).

SET RULE (Please read and accept before RSVPing)

Getting blind drunk is not allowed.

(Please take responsibility and pace yourself while drinking plenty of water. The guideline is 2 times more than water. )

Anyone who is deemed to be beyond their limits will be ejected and banned from future meetups. Guests are strictly the responsibility of the member who brought them. We take no responsibility for accidents caused by over drinking.

Directions to venue

From Shibuya station, Hachiko exit

3F Matsumoto Building,[masked] Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Post Code:[masked] — 6 mins walk from Keio Dentetsu Inogashira Line Station or 5-10 mins walk from Hachiko exit of Shibuya Station

Directions: Exit the station via the Hachiko exit, cross the famous ‘Shibuya Crossing’ and take the left-most street, the one with a L’occitane on the corner. At the Shibuya 109 fork, choose the left street towards Dogenzaka. Head up the street and after about 5mins you will see a Toho Cinemas on your left hand side. Walk a little further up ,we are in the building opposite Royal Host.