IICHIKO is a best selling shochu brand dedicated to their motto, “Quality comes first.” They carefully select the finest natural ingredients and water and then apply their advanced brewing and distilling technologies to produce the highest quality shochu.
Besides their fine sips, many fun events are planned at IICHIKO booth inside the Festival Pavilion this year, including bringing back YANAKIKU as IICHIKO’s official ambassadors again. Come take a picture with YANAKIKU and enjoy “iichiko Bar FRUITS YUZU and UME” which are made with 100% natural ingredients and won the double gold medal at the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition! Visit WEBSITE
Sapporo is the oldest brand of beer in Japan, founded in 1876. Sapporo’s uniquely shaped silver can represent the distinctive style and flavor of beer! Today, Sapporo stands alone as the #1 selling Asian Beer in the United States. Visit WEBSITE
Mochi (rice cake), bean cake, jelly and many more Wagashi with the finest ingredients including seasonal fruit, teas and nuts are available at Minamoto Kichoan booth! Find the heart of Japanese culture inside each delicate Wagashi wrapped beautifully. Visit WEBSITE!
Shimadaya serves Japanese authentic Udon noodles! Shimadaya Corporation exports to over 35 countries with a primary focus on frozen noodles for the food service industry. Visit WEBSITE
Hirotako will serve J-POP SUMMIT Special Menu, Okonomi-yaki, the king of Japanese street food, Traditional, Hand-torched Gruyére Cheese, and Kurobuta Bacon with their original recipe! Hirotako, specializing in Japanese street food since 2005, became one of the most beloved conventions catering companies, making Takoyaki and Okonomi-yaki popular in the Bay Area! Visit WEBSITE.
Shige Sushi will serve “Sushi-wich,” an original sushi “sandwich” with fillings including spicy tuna, California-style, and Natto. Visit WEBSITE
Try the special cocktail made with Choya Umeshu and Q Drinks Ginger Beer! Visit WEBSITE
KIKKOMAN SALES USA, INC., is the marketing company for Kikkoman products established in 1957. They’ll have popcorn seasoned with soy sauce as well as some appetizer with Kikkoman’s unique item! Visit WEBSITE
Refresh yourself with ITOEN teas and Matcha LOVE® icecream!
With more than 50 years of tea expertise from Japan, ITO EN’s innovation reflects across their award-winning brands to include Japan’s #1 selling green tea- Oi Ocha, Matcha LOVE®, TEAS’ TEA Organic®, and ITO EN shots. Visit WEBSITE
UZUMAKIYA Udon Izakaya is a new concept of restaurant produced by Kemuri Japanese Baru (Redwood City, CA) that will be newly opened in Cupertino this coming October.
Website: Kemuri Japanese Baru | UZUMAKIYA Udon Izakaya
RED TEA CEREMONY by Ken Hamaaki
Sat & Sun 1pm-3pm
With special collaboration with Ito-en, iichiko and SOU・SOU KYOTO SF, Japanese contemporary artist, Ken Hamazaki will serve a special blended tea in a more avant-garde way than the traditional Japanese style. Experience the world of Ken Hamazaki!
Sushi on wheels! We Sushi picks the freshest fish available from markets every morning and uses sustainable and organic ingredients if possible. On top of that, all sauces are home-made! Visit WEBSITE
The first Japanese food truck in the Bay Area, JapaCurry strives to provide the authentic curry dishes that make it the most popular family meal served at homes throughout Japan. Visit WEBSITE
Try J-Shack’s creative and delicious crêpes in the spirit of the always-evolving Japanese crêpes. Opened in 2014, J-Shack is the first food truck in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in Japanese-style crepes, using fresh, seasonal and organic ingredients whenever available. Visit WEBSITE
Here comes WAPIOCA serving Tapioca teas to refresh everyone! Leading Tapioca drinks to a whole new level; these high-quality drinks are available in Matcha Latte, Azuki Latte, Kinako Kuromitsu Latte, Hoji-cha Latte and much much more! Visit WEBSITE
Sept. 9th (Sat) Only | 6:30PM-9PM at Firehouse | $30.00* (80 people ONLY!)
New sake-featured event at Firehouse on the night of Saturday, September 9th!
Sake-tasting, food-samplings and souvenir are included in $30 tickets that is limited to 80 customers.
*You need the J-POP SUMMIT pass first to enter the festival.
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(Some of the photos below are just sample images. Subject to change)
Shichida Junmai Daiginjo (Saga)
Misubasho Pure Sparkling Sake (Gunma)
Kyokusen Junmai Daiginjo (Iwate)
Hakutsuru Nishiki Junmai Daiginjo (Hyogo)
Toji-Kan Futushu (Hyogo)
Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura Junmai Daiginjo (Hyogo)
Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai (Hyogo)
Sho Chiku Bai Junmai Daiginjo (Hyogo)
TATENOKAWA NAKADORI 50 J.D.G
Junami Daiginjo (Yamagata)
TATENOKAWA DEWASANSAN 33
Junami Daiginjo (Yamagata)
TATENOKAWA NAKADORI 18
Junami Daiginjo (Yamagata)
OZE NO YUKI DOKE OKARAKUCHI
HAKKAISAN YUKIMURO 3 YEARS AGED Junmai Ginjo (Niigata)
KIKUSUI Junmai Ginjo (Niigata)
BUNRAKU Junmai Daiginjo (Saitama)
TENRYO Junmai Daiginjo (Gifu)
KIRINZAN Junmai Ginjo (Niigata)
MIDORIKAWA Honjozo (Niigata)
Fukano Whisky 12yr Old Single Cask (Kumamoto)
Ohishi Whisky Tokubetsu Reserve (Kumamoto)
Ohishi Whisky Single Sherry Cask #833 (Kumamoto)
Taragawa: Ryukyu Ohcho
Ryukyu Awamori (Okinawa)
Taragawa: Kuon Choki Jukusei Koshu
Kampai Sake Box is a Sake subscription and gift service, a Japanese cultural experience delivered right to your door! With our signature boxes, you embark on a virtual Sake tasting tour to centuries old breweries in Japan from the comfort of your home. Every box includes handpicked Sake cups from unique breweries, drinking advice from the Sake brewers, and a surprise item! Whether you’re a casual drinker or devotee, Kampai Sake Box promises to take you on an exquisite cultural journey, sip by sip. Check out their WEBSITE
Todd is the former Sake and Wine Specialist at the Dajani Group (Tsunami Sushi and Nihon) here in San Francisco, and is the founder of Sake Brothers, increasing awareness of Japan’s Finest Craft Beverage and appreciation for its quality and versatility. Todd is certified as an Advanced Sake Professional by the Sake Education Council.
Kampai Sake Box is a Sake subscription and gift service, a Japanese cultural experience delivered right to your door! With our signature boxes, you embark on a virtual Sake tasting tour to centuries-old breweries in Japan from the comfort of your home. Every box includes handpicked Sake cups from unique breweries, drinking advice from the Sake brewers, and a surprise item! Whether you’re a casual drinker or devotee, Kampai Sake Box promises to take you on an exquisite cultural journey, sip by sip. Check out their WEBSITE
Japanese Traditional Craft: “Masu” (枡, a measure)
Traditionally used as a tool to measure rice and wheat, “masu” was a tool indispensable for living in Japan 1300 years ago. OHASHI RYOKI (大橋量器) continues to further explore the potential of “masu”.
Drinking sake from “masu” is a chic Japanese way to enjoy sake with Japanese cuisine. By improving on various aspects of “masu,” such as design and usability, OHASHI RYOKI is continuously helping refined sake brewers in Japan and allowing everyone to enjoy Japanese sake to the fullest extent. For Japanese sake lovers, they aim to expand the possibilities and familiarity of Japanese sake, as well as promote “masu” everywhere in the world. OHASHI RYOKI will be giving away a limited number of “masu”!
Tickets $8/bowl (available on-site) + J-POP Pass
Try one of Seattle’s top ramen, Yoroshiku‘s “Spicy Miso Ramen,” with broth made from 25 herbs blended with original miso and chili oil using local ingredients from Washington. From Sapporo to Seattle, owner Keisuke’s dream to serve his best Sapporo-style ramen in the US became true. Prepared with heart, served with soul.
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Hinodeya Ramen SF will serve “Pirikara” Spicy Dashi Ramen at Ramen Summit! #Slurp on their 130-year-old flavor preserved through 4 generations that was voted BEST RAMEN in Northern Tokyo!
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Mr. Maruyama, since opening Sumika in Los Altos in 2006, has produced in total four different popular Bay Area restaurants like ORENCHI. After his success in restaurant production, Mr. Maruyama has decided to step onto a different stage. As part of this new endeavor, Mr. Maruyama is concentrating all his energy in producing RAMEN SUMMIT, an event he has been supporting from its outset. This year as well, he has gathered a unique array of different ramen dishes (Chicken Paitan, Dashi, Hakata Tonkotsu, Tonkotsu Shoyu, and Spicy Miso) with the goal of surpassing last year’s RAMEN SUMMIT.
Get a CHOYA tote bag and shop around! CHOYA has been developing a variety of Umeshu (Plum Wines) from authentic to unique products. Refresh yourself with CHOYA’s beverages!
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3 UNIQUE MISO FLAVORS – MADE IN JAPAN
We are thrilled to announce that Bai will be joining us to bring extra flavor to J-POP SUMMIT this year! Bai is an innovative drink that brings great taste and good-for-you ingredients together at last! Make sure to grab a sample at the Summit! @drinkbai #flavorlife
HI-CHEW CANDY offers long lasting real fruit flavor with a one of a kind unique chewy texture!
TOKYO OTAKU MODE presents Skoshbox, the original monthly box service for candy from Japan! Receive a monthly mystery delivery of Japanese candy, snacks and fun toys. Try at home and discover new favorites. Subscribe Now!
Meiji snacks make you smile and there’s always something for everyone! Enjoy their popular Chocorooms, Chocoroom Strawberry and Hello Panda!
illy is an Italian based company that has been perfecting espresso since 1933 and has a huge international following. Their ready-to-drink line is made up of the nine most refined Arabica coffees from the best growers in the world and free from added preservatives, flavorings and colorings!
Ready-to-Drink CALPICO is a beverage made from high quality nonfat milk. Enjoy the refreshing sweet-and-tangy taste with a hint of citrus and yogurt flavors!
Natural, Safe, Healthy, Well-Designed and DELICIOUS! For more 30 years, ITO EN has been introducing the world to the finest Japanese tea. Refresh yourself by having the authentic Japanese tea!
LUNA® Whole Nutrition Bars are crafted to help keep you nourished throughout your busy day and give you the energy to break through. Each bar is a delicious, gluten-free snack that’s perfect between meals.
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