Sake Samurai administration team in Japan
Sake Samurai Chairman
As vice president of Kamoizumi brewery, established back in 1912, Kazuhiro passes down their goal of reviving the traditional Sake making, using only rice and Sake Koji, which began in the 1960s. Kamoizumi has garnered the reputation of a pioneer of Junmai Jozo since 1972 and continues to make good quality Sake with his father Hisao, the third generation of the brewery.
Sake Samurai Vice-Chairman
Sake Samurai Representative to IWC
‘Fukuju’ Kobe Shu-Shin-Kan Brewery, Hyogo
Takenosuke is one of the most remarkable brewers in the sake industry. Having grown up in a brewery with a history stretching back more than 265 years, due to the experience he acquired living overseas he leads today’s sake industry with fresh and innovative ideas.
Sake Samurai Co-ordinator
Managing director of Co-op SACH
Toshie is the pioneer and the mastermind of sake promotion who introduced IWC to Sake Samurai. She is on the front line of various sake promotion activities in Japan.
Sake Samurai administration and logistics
Managing director of Spazio Idea
Director of Co-op SACH
With an extensive knowledge of travel and distribution, Keisuke manages the administration and logistics for Sake Samurai overseas. Activities include sake distribution for the Japanese government.
Sake Samurai administration office
Japan Sake & Shochu Maker’s Association, Tokyo
As the HQ for Sake Samurai Association, Kohei bases in Tokyo and oversees the operations over IWC and domestic sake activities. Kohei is passionate about supporting Japanese traditional Matsuri events.
The Managing Director and fifth generation of the Tsuchiya brewery in Tokyo.
Sakurako is one of the few female kuramotos who is actively enlightening Japanese people with the beauty of sake through her sake courses. Sakurako is in charge of Sake Samurai’s official website in Japan.
Sake Samurai team in the UK
Risa is in charge of general administration and translation for Sake Samurai UK.
Using her expertise in the previous job as a director in a media company, she also organises events alongside Rie Yoshitake.
She is also an associate of Yoshitake & Associates.