Party pics: Joy of Sake 2015

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Sake lovers came out in full force Friday night for Joy of Sake 2015 at the Hawaii Convention Center. This annual event is the largest public sake-tasting celebration outside Japan, pairing premium sake with exquisite dishes from some of Hawaii’s top restaurants.

This year’s event was the biggest yet, with a record 391 sakes for attendees to taste and 21 restaurants, including three that are not open yet: SKY Waikiki, chef Chris Kajioka’s mystery Kaimuki venue and Lee Anne Wong’s upcoming noodle and sake bar.

Miss Sake 2015 Sachie Ogawa also made a special appearance, pouring namazake (unpasteurized sake) in a special tasting section and greeting her fans.

Joy of Sake 2015

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