The Birth of Sake, Tasting

All aboard! This year we are going to do something new and special at Anime 2016. A revolution in tastings, a brand new idea, the tasting of all tastings…. We’re going back to basic. Back to the Birth of Sake, presented by Yachan Yoshida.

Yachan Yoshida is a 28 years old sake maker from Yoshida Brewery, a 144-year-old family-owned small brewery in Northern Japan. He recently starred in the documentary The Birth of Sake, a cinematic documentary that reveals the story of passionate sake-makers and what it takes to make their world-class sake-brand ‘Tedorigawa’.

As the son of the owner and also the next toji (brew master) Yoshida will tell us all about the passion that goes into the sakes we will be tasting.

This unique sake tasting is brought to us/you by Sakelicious who is also the importer of the Tedorigawa sake brand.


Tickets cost 20.00 Euro, sales at the Information desk start Saturday 10:00 AM.


  • You are not allowed to drive after partaking in the tasting.
  • Whole Weekend and Saturday visitors ONLY, limited to 120 tickets per tasting.
  • You have to be 18 years of age or older.
  • You will need to bring your ID and show it to the security people at the door before you are allowed entrance.
  • Taking part in this tasting costs € 20,00 to be paid in advance at the Information desk.
  • This event is limited to 120 people. If the limit is reached, you can not attend.


Alexia Room / Ushi Combat Dojo


Saturday 22:30 - 23:30

J-POP in cooperation with:
  • Aniway
  • Archonia
  • Bit Agency
  • CrunchyRoll
  • Warner Brothers Games
  • Hercules
  • Mindscape
  • Nationaal Videogame Museum
  • Samsung
  • Ziva Events
  • AFK e-Sports
  • Vertigo 6
  • Koch Media
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