New Year will be soon upon us again and that means it’s time for some traditional Japanese celebrations! New Year, called Shōgatsu in Japanese is one of the most important festivals of the year with plenty of tasty food and drink, as well as a fantastic variety of interesting customs.
If you want to experience some of the fun that happens during the Japanese New Year celebrations, why not join us at Japan Centre and get involved. There’s free samples to be had to make it even more tempting! 🙂

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If you have always wanted to experience the smooth and complex tastes of traditional Japanese Sake, then why not join us and do so for absolutely nothing at our FREE sake tasting event.

We have a rather special sake available for tasting this time called Umenoyado Yuzu Sake. This sake is from Nara and is infused with the Japanese yuzu fruit, a citrus fruit similar to orange and lemon which gives it refreshing, sharp and slightly sweet taste.

Ok, ok, so you just want the details about the event!

WHEN: Friday 17th December
WHERE: Japan Centre Regent Street Shop
WHAT TIME: 3PM-7PM

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The same way that British people enjoy different varieties of tea, such as Earl Grey or Darjeeling, Japanese tea also has a huge range of different types, all with subtle differences in taste and aroma.

Although all these different varieties give us a great opportunity to sample all the exotic flavours, it can also make it difficult to choose which type of tea is the best choice for you.

Check out our guide to find out more about all the delicious types of Japanese green tea: