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World Sake Day
World Sake Day

Fri, Oct 13


New York

World Sake Day

Sake lovers, rejoice! World sake Day Bushwick by MIKA will be returning this fall again for our 3nd annual tasting event! Collaborating with Upstairs NYC and niji.

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Time & Location

Oct 13, 2023, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

New York, Union Square, New York, NY 10003, USA

About the Event

Calling all Sake enthusiasts! Prepare to raise your glasses in celebration! World Sake Day by MIKA is back this fall for its 3rd annual tasting event! Upstairs NYC is thrilled to partner with MIKA and Niji to bring you an unforgettable experience. Join us as we dive headfirst into the enchanting world of Japanese craft Sake. Indulge in the unforgettable flavors of Japanese Sake that will transport your taste buds straight to Japan. And that's not all – immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of our Asian artist market pop-up! This is more than an event; it's a journey through the heart of Sake culture and Asian artistry. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for a tasting experience like no other. PRE SALE Ticket $30, Early Bird $35, Regular Ticket $45

  • Enjoy up to 10 Sake varieties of your choice!
  • Experience all the flavors in an original Sake glass that is meant for you to soak up all the special aroma.
  • Good news if you wish to indulge in more Sake! Just ask us for an extra tasting ticket available for purchase.
  • Food samples from Japan!

Prepare to immerse yourself in an epic World Sake Day extravaganza, and this time, we are taking over the heart of Union Square! Picture this: 5,000 square feet of prime space right in front of Union Square transformed into a World Sake Day fiesta! Here's a taste of what you can expect:

  • Special Sake Selection: 25+ Selections, 10+ Brands ! Brace yourself for an unforgettable walkaround tasting experience featuring handpicked, exquisite Sake varieties. Stay tuned for more details! Kubota Sake @kubota_sake_global : KUBOTA:“Tanrei-karakuchi”- crisp, clean and dry sake brewed in Nagaoka, Niigata. Introducing ways to enjoy our versatile drink. Takara Shuzo @takarasakeusa @miosparklingusa : Since launching sake brewing operations in 1842, in the late Edo period, Takara Shuzo have been providing for more than 170 years a wide variety of products underpinned by thier creative and proven technology responding to the values and tastes of consumers. KIKUSUI @kikusui_pr : 【Numerous Gold Prizes in Japan】 Kikusui has been awarded many gold prizes for its new-brew Sake in some of Japan’s most authoritative competitions, which judge the quality of new Sake produced in breweries throughout Japan. KATO SAKE WORKS @katosakeworksKato Sake Works is a local craft sake brewery in Bushwick Brooklyn, featured on New York Times, Kato Sake Works offers local sake enjoyed genuinely. More to follow!
  • Mouthwatering Japanese Delights: Indulge in a delectable Japanese menu where every dish is priced between the affordable range of $10 and $20. Prepare your tastebuds for incredible umami flavors!
  • Asian Artisan Marketplace: 10+ Accessories, outfits, crafts vendors and more! Explore a treasure trove of handcrafted accessories, scented candles, unique merchandise and mesmerizing crafts from across Asia. Discover one-of-a-kind buys you won't find anywhere else!
  • Premier NYC Venue: Our setting could not be more perfect – just for you we have secured a premier space right on Union Square, ensuring a backdrop that's as vibrant as the event itself. But hold on, there's more to come! Our menu may surprise you, and we've got additional surprises up our sleeves.

More to follow! Menu may change. Behind the scenes, there's a heartwarming story: Upstairs NYC's "Night Market" and MIKA Bushwick have a history of hosting unforgettable events together. Thanks to our incredible community, we have witnessed familiar faces returning time and again, becoming a valuable part of the Upstairs NYC family. When MIKA Bushwick closed its doors this March, we could not bear to see it go. But as they say, when one door closes, another opens and we decided to host this World Sake Day event in honor of MIKA, making it an occasion filled with respect and reverence! Get ready to participate in an extraordinary celebration that brings together Sake culture, delectable cuisine, Asian craftsmanship, and the lively spirit of Union Square. This is more than an event; it's a heartfelt tribute to cherished memories and a toast to new beginnings. Stay tuned for updates that promise to make this World Sake Day a legendary one!

Crowd Photo Release By entering Japan Village for the Night Market event, you consent to having your image captured by official photographers and videographers. The resulting materials, including still photographs, video and audio recording may be used by Upstairs NYC for the promotional entities without restriction or financial compensation, in news materials, promotional materials, on the web, social media and other properties. If you do not agree to having your image captured or recorded, please do not enter the event venue.   


  • Will tickets also be sold at the door? Yes, if it has not been sold out and while supplies last.
  • How does check-in work? We’ll scan in your QR code at the venue, and give you a glass and drink voucher.
  • What if I cannot make it? Please refer to the refund policy below.
  • What if I lose the drink voucher and glass? Do not lose your food & drink voucher. We’re unable to replace these if you lose them. Use it or lose it ;)

What's World Sake Day? World Sake Day, also known as Sake Day, is an annual event held on October 1 as a tribute to sake, an alcoholic beverage of Japanese origin made of fermented rice. The event used to be regarded as only a national event in Japan. October 1 is traditionally the starting date of sake production in the country.  

About MIKA MIKA has been closed this March. Mika has largely sourced local products for the bar, including Bushwick-based beers, local craft sake, food, and Finger Lakes wines with American – Japanese cuisine in Bushwick. Instagram @mikabushwick 

About niji We want to spread the handmade creations of Japanese artists to the world. niji is a marketplace that serves as a bridge connecting Japanese artists with people from around the world. It was born from the desire to expand the reach of Japanese artists globally. We organize the “Japanese handmade Maker's Market” events, where you can meet the artists in person, held in various locations throughout New York. Our newly opened online platform, called ‘niji,’ lets you find amazing artworks from Japanese artists and Japanese-related artists. Instagram @japaneseartistpopupshop FB 

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