Spirit of Okinawa
~ The Tastes of its Exotic Charm ~

20 February 2018

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)


Japan Creative Centre, Embassy of Japan and the Okinawa Prefectural Government Singapore Representative Office are proud to present an engaging event which showcases the alluring appeal of Okinawa, featuring its famous alcohol, Awamori.

About the Event

© Okinawa Prefectural Government Singapore Representative Office

Awamori is a traditional alcoholic beverage indigenous to Okinawa Prefecture. It is one of Japan’s oldest distilled spirits and its creation predates even that of shochu.

Join us at Japan Creative Centre (JCC) to learn more about the allure and unique history Awamori through an informative talk by a Shochu and Awamori specialist from Mr Ono, Senior Advisor, Brewing Technology and International Information from Japan's National Tax Agency. Awamori meisters from Okinawa will also serve Awamori traditionally and demonstrate how it can be mixed into modern cocktails. There will also be booths sharing information on the beautiful tropical paradise of Okinawa, so be sure to register for this exclusive event with us!

Light refreshments featuring traditional Okinawan food such as rafute and jimami tofu from Nirai Kanai will also be served during the event.

About the Meister

© Naomasa Komine

Mr Naomasa Komine is a highly lauded bartender that has won several awards; most notably, in 2010, he was awarded overall champion at the 13th Golden Cup International Cocktail Contest in Taiwan. He also has several awards commending his skill in creating long cocktails with Awamori.

Mr Komine is the owner of BAR Dick, and has also been the Executive Director of the Awamori Meister Association since 2015. He also lectures part-time at University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa University, and Okinawa International University. He is also a special lecturer at National Penghu University of Science and Technology, National Taitung College, and Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology. In 2018, he became a guest lecturer for the Korean Beverage Meister Association.

Details of the Event


Tuesday, 20 February 2018


6:30pm - 8:00pm (Registration starts at 6:00pm)
Light refreshments will be served during the event.


Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372



Register for the Event

To register, please email the following details to jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp with the subject Spirit of Okinawa:

1. Full Name
2. Number of persons (including yourself)
3. Organisation
4. Mobile Number

Please register early to avoid disappointment. We regret that as there is limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

Where is Japan Creative Centre (JCC)?

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Getting to Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434

By Public Bus:
Bus services: 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E, 502, 502A, 502B (Alight in front of Delfi Orchard)
For latest information on bus routes and fares, please refer to SBS Transit.

By the MRT:
You may also take the MRT to the nearest MRT station, Orchard (NS22).
Train fares, travel times and route maps are available on the SMRT website.

Driving to JCC:

Nearest parking is at Orchard Hotel, Delfi Orchard and Orchard Parade Hotel.

Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 / jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard
Co-organised by:
Okinawa Prefectural Government Singapore Representative Office

Sponsored by:

Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

Nirai Kanai