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Sake for sake's sake?

Maybe.

This from the Japan Times:

"Sake made its way into the British Parliament on Wednesday as the House of Lords gave the opening of a new session a twist to commemorate a landmark anniversary of bilateral relations.At a party hosted by the House of Lords, around 200 British lawmakers and other participants indulged in a taste of sake, which Japanese brewers hope will challenge the dominance of champagne and wine at party tables in Britain.

"The reaction I got here was beyond what I had expected," said Koichi Saura, a board member of the Japan Sake Brewers Association, who provided sake brewed in Miyagi and Toyama prefectures.


The event was part of the 150th anniversary of the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Amity and Commerce".


If I had been asked, I'd have gone too, but I can't see it catching on in a big way in these parts.

And here are Koichi Saura of the Japan Sake Brewers Association and the blessed Lord Pearson of Rannoch getting ready to let the good times roll:






 A report at another news source helpfully points out that Mr Saura is on the left.

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Blogger Obnoxio The Clown said... 11:45 am

"A report at another news source helpfully points out that Mr Saura is on the left."

To be fair, they are both dressed funny ... :o)  



Blogger Croydonian said... 11:51 am

Agreed - I thought it was nice of both of them to dress up.  



Blogger Blue Eyes said... 1:26 pm

I do hope that a representative from the Carling brewery will not be representing our great nation on the return visit...  



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