Applications are closed.

We are now accepting applications for the 1 week Sake Making program at the Gakkogura 2021 !
We will have people who want to experience the most essential part of making sake for a week with us.
*Gakkogura was certificated as the first case of Special Zone of Japanese Sake.

【Contents of Sake Making Experience】

The duration of the program is set at one week so that participants can experience all the processes from koji making to three-stage brewing, which is the core of sake production. In addition to the washing the rice, soaking, steaming, koji making, and brewing, there will also be a visit to the rice field to understand local circulation, an orientation to understand the meaning of each work, and a sake tasting session to experience professional sensory testing.

Specifics are as follows.
Day 1 ・・・Orientation, steaming rice, koji making
Day 2 ・・・koji making, rice washing, soaking, rice field tour
Day 3 ・・・Steaming, Koji making , Washing, Soaking
Day 4 ・・・Steaming, koji making
Day 5 ・・・rice washing, soaking, sake tasting
6th day ・・・Steaming rice, making rice, washing rice, soaking rice.
Day 7 ・・・Steaming rice, Soe-shikomi

The basic schedule is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but depending on the day, The last day ends around noon.


【The schedule of Sake making program】

  ●Class 1: 31th May 〜6th June Not accepting applications
  ●Class 2: 15th June 〜21st June Not accepting applications
【Closed applications】 ●Class 3: 30th June 〜6th July Number of participants accepted: only few
【Closed applications】 ●Class 4: 15th July〜21st July Number of participants accepted: only few
【Closed applications】 ●Class 5: 15th August 〜21st August Number of participants accepted: only few

**In regards to 2021, there are still possibilities for it to be cancelled according the situation. In case that happens, please confirm the notice★ described later.


**You will be notified 2 weeks prior to the starting day of each batch in case of cancellation. But there will be still possibilities we should make sudden cancellations due to the Corona virus situation even just before starting day. I appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
**Please note that your transportation, accommodation will not be covered if a cancellation occurs.


★■ONLINE SCHOOL DAY for the prospective participation

( In case of unfortunate events such as the COVID19 wherein the program is cancelled, we will still provide this alternatives)
An online crash lesson will be provided to prospective participants in which we will share information about Gakkogura, our sake making , and provide Q & A session. Free participation for ONLINE SCHOOL DAY if actual 1 week experience program is cancelled.