Step Into Nature's Snow Refrigerator
~ Showcasing the YUKIMURO culture of Yamagata prefecture ~

27 & 28 January 2023

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

© FLP Yomiko

Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore and FLP Yomiko Singapore welcome you to join us for an exclusive and unforgettable experience to understand the history and appreciate the unique YUKIMURO culture of Yamagata prefecture, a traditional technique of preserving and storing food using snow. Participants will also have the opportunity to sample sake, rice, coffee, and potatoes from Yamagata that are matured in YUKIMURO, and thus experience the prefecture's unique food culture from the wisdom of Japan's forefathers and the passion of each food producer.


  • Welcome speech by JCC Director Mr. Toru Furugori

  • Presentation on YUKIMURO Culture

  • Tasting of Yamagata products matured in YUKIMURO - sake, rice , coffee, and potatoes
© FLP Yomiko



27 & 28 January 2023 (Friday & Saturday)


Japan Creative Centre (JCC)
Embassy of Japan in Singapore

4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372


FREE (Registration required)


※ All sessions are the same – Please register for one session only.
Registration starts 30 minutes before it begins. Click button or scan QR to register. If the registration is full, or you would like to cancel your registration, please e-mail us at We regret that there is limited capacity, kindly register early to avoid disappointment. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE. Registrant names will be shared with the co-organiser, FLP Yomiko Singapore.

Please inform us at least 3 days before the event if you and/or your accompanying guest are unable to make it. No-show registrants will be noted and be given lower priority for our future events.

Session 1:
27 January, 7pm - 8:30pm

Session 2:
28 January, 12pm - 1:30pm

Session 3:
28 January, 3pm - 4:30pm



Yamagata prefecture, which is located in the Tohoku region of Japan, is known for its heavy snowfall and extremely harsh winter. During this period, snow height can go up to five metres tall in Yamagata. As such, people in this snowy region have been intelligently using the unruly natural weather to create ways to enrich their lives.

© FLP Yomiko

One of such is YUKIMURO (雪室), a natural refrigerator that stores a large amount of snow until summer. Before the invention of electric refrigerators, the snow chamber existed as an indispensable part of people's daily lives. YUKIMURO is best for storing food that needs to be chilled and matured slowly at a low temperature, as its environment and temperature is more stable compared to an electric refrigerator. Therefore, it can retain and bring out the original flavour of the preserved food.


© Tomoko Shiga

Bilingual in Japanese and English, Ms. Tomoko Shiga is a veteran interpreter and emcee who has been promoting Yamagata prefecture in Singapore. She has also worked closely with Japan Creative Centre through events and conferences, such as the Japanese Film Festival, glass art talk and incense appreciation seminars in recent years.


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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 Rendezvous Hotel.

Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 /
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard
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