On New Year’s Day 2024, Japan was hit with a major earthquake. While several prefectures were affected, the Noto Peniniusla of Ishikawa prefecture was the epicenter. In total, 11 sake breweries were compeltely destroyed and several others have lost their entire stock of sake.

To support the Ishikawa Sake Industry, we are planning a SAKE TASTING fundraiser to send donations to the Ishikawa Sake Brewer’s Association. Assistance from these funds will go directly to the impacted sake brewers

About our Sake Brewer’s Earthquake Relief  SAKE TASTING Fundraiser:

When: Monday February 12, 2024, 6-9PM

Where: Brooklyn Kura, Industry City, 34 34th Street, Brooklyn NYC

Event Highlights:

Premium Sake Tasting: Taste sake from dozens of breweries from all over Japan. The SAKE will be flowing and featured brands and varieties being poured will change every hour!

6-7pm: ENJOY a premium selection of sakes from:

7-8 pm: ENJOY a premium selection of sakes from:

8-9 pm: ENJOY a premium selection of sakes from:

Culinary Delights: We’ll feature delicious flavors from a variety of well known chefs and restaurants. Enjoy a range of tastes with dishes changing Throughout the night! (subject to change)

  • Chef Abe Hiroki – Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Shabu Shabu
  • Taka Sakeda & Jihan Lee Nami Nori Hand Rolls
  • Chef Foo Kanegae Karazishi Botan Chicken Wings
  • Chef Masaru Kajihara Ootoya Sesame Tofu
  • Sen Japanese Restaurant Onigiri bar,
  • C by C Pastry Chef Chika Hanyu Chocolates & Dessert,
  • Assorted Japanese savory snacks for sake sipping.

Behind the Bar: Guest Bartender! Kenta Goto will provide Cocktails throughout the evening.

Music: DJ Aki will spin amazing music throughout the evening!

Raffle: Your fundraiser ticket will get you 1 raffle ticket for our exciting sake goods and experiences raffle! Win sake sets, Sake cups Carafes, sake classes, tastings, restaurant dinners, artwork and more! Purchase additional tickets at the event, only $10 each.

The impact of your donation:

Ticket sales will be collected by the American Sake Association 501(c)(3). All profits from this event will be donated to the Ishikawa Sake Brewers Association. These funds will directly benefit the impacted sake brewers of Ishikawa.


The list of breweries has been damaged by this earthquake are below: Matsuba Shuzo, Sakurada Shuzo, Tsuruno Shuzo, Hiyoshi Shuzo, Sogen Shuzo, Kazuma Shuzo, Shimizu Shuzo, Hakuto Shuzoten, Nakajima Shuzo, Nakano Shuzo, Nakanou Shuzo.

Corporate Sponsorship

We are accepting Corporate sponsorship for this event to magnify the impact of our fundraising efforts. Please Contact Us for more information on corporate Sponsorships.

Bronze Sponsors: $1000 – Logo on website and pamphlet, Logo projected 1/8 page

Silver Sponsors: $2500 – Logo on Website and pamphlet, Logo projected 1/2 page

Gold Sponsors: $5000 – Logo on Website and Pamphlet, Logo Projected full page, thanked verbally during event.

GOLD Sponsors:


BRONZE Sponsors:

About Brooklyn Kura

At Brooklyn Kura, we are committed to a new tradition of American Craft Sake. Building on more than 1,000 years of Japanese brewing history, we’re demystifying sake and making it more accessible. Our sake is brewed right here in New York City, hand-crafted with the highest quality ingredients. Brewery & Tap Room at Industry City, Courtyard 5/6, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Conveniently located next to the 36th Street N, R, D Subway station, we hope you’ll come take a tour, learn about sake and drink with us!

About The American Sake Association

The American Sake Association (ASA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal of educating individuals about sake while raising funds for charities approved by the Association. We welcome anyone to join our events and learn about sake. The Association is a network of individual members and all are welcome! Companies, shops and corporations are not able to join as members but are welcome as partner-sponsors.