SAN JOSE — Yu-Ai Kai’s ninth annual Sake San Jose event will be held on Thursday, May 22, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

sake san jose logoJoin hundreds of sake tasters as they embark upon the streets of historic Japantown San Jose (on Jackson Street, between 3rd and 7th streets) for one of the most anticipated fundraisers of the year.

This year’s opening ceremony will again feature guests of honor in a ceremonial sake cask breaking (kagami-wari) and a toast of “kanpai!” Approximately 25 Japantown businesses will host a pouring station, where Yu-Ai Kai volunteers will offer samples of sake made both in Japan and the U.S.

Returning again this year will be celebrities participating at various pouring stations. So don’t be surprised if you see a familiar face.

Tickets are $50. There is also a VIP ticket for $60, which includes admission, a Horitaka design Year of the Horse T-shirt, and express check-in line at registration.


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