Museum of Sake Journal Summer 2015 - Page 10

WHO ARE THE SAKE SAMURAI? Among the past Sake Samurai award recipients are: Mr Kenjiro Monji who is the former Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Japan to UNESCO, Mr. George Tanasijevich, the CEO of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, the Kyoto City mayor Daisaku Kadokawa who had enacted “Kampai (toast) with sake resolution” for the first time in Japan, Ms. Etsuko Nakamura, the pioneer of sake brewery tourism to the foreign tourists, Mr. Markus Del Monego who won the Sommelier World Champion in Germany, and Ms. Momose Ayuchi who owns “Sake Bar Ginn in Hong Kong. They are [8