Museum of Sake Journal Summer 2016 - Page 28

GLOBAL SAKE VOICE: RICHIE HAWTIN RH: RICHIE HAWTIN RH: リッチー・ホーティン NK: NATSUKI KIKUYA NK: 菊谷なつき How did you get into the sake world? Did you have a moment when your eyes were opened to sake? NK: 日本酒を好きになったきっかけについて聞かせて下さい。日本 RH: RH: 一つの事柄、というよりかは、僕のこれまでの日本酒への旅そ NK: I don’t know if there was one moment. The whole journey into sake has been very organic and smooth. The first time I went to Japan I was so excited to go there. I was very extreme about it. I would go with other friends and I wouldn’t eat any Western food. It drove my friends crazy…. I didn’t want a cocktail, beer or wine, I wanted the Japanese drink. It was strange at first, and of course I had tried warm sake before in Canada, where I kind of liked it, but it wasn’t my favourite. So when I went to Japan first in 1995, and tried sake an