Hox Cup Sake Bar
29 February - 6 March 2016, London
The Hox Cup Sake Bar will showcase 20 different varieties of one cup sakes gathered from across Japan, in the garden courtyard of The Hoxton, Shoreditch for the first week of March.
Cup sake was originally invented in 1964 to enable thirsty Japanese spectators to enjoy drinking sake whilst watching the Tokyo ’64 Olympic events. These individual portions of sake are typically packaged in beautiful and distinctively illustrated glasses and cans, opened by simply peeling off the metal lid.
In somewhat eager anticipation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, visitors can watch original Tokyo ‘64 footage around a 20m long concertina paper bar, with sake sommeliers to guide them on their tasting experience.
Natsuki Kikuya from the Museum of Sake has curated the largest collection of cup sakes in the UK. Such a variety is rarely available outside of Japan, and visitors will be able to sample many styles and take home the decorative cup sake containers as souvenirs.
There will also be a series of exclusive tasting events hosted by Natsuki, matching different sakes with a range of local food makers, including Hix, Mast Brothers, La Fromagerie and others. Please see the website for more details – booking in advance is essential.
29 February – 6th March Opening hours:
Weekdays 6pm - 11pm
Saturday 5th March 12 noon - 11pm Sunday 6th March 12 noon - 8pm
The Hoxton, Shoreditch
81 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HU