What is Miss SAKE USA?
Miss SAKE USA is a beauty pageant organized by the Miss SAKE Association in Japan to select a Sake Ambassador responsible for the representation and promotion of Japanese Sake in the US. 2016 will be the inaugural year to select a US representative for this pageant
The Miss SAKE pageant originated in Japan from the Miss SAKE Association, an organization established to promote the beauty and culture of Japanese Sake around the world. The first pageant, supported by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, took place in October of 2014 in Kyoto, Japan. Mai Morita became the first to receive the Miss SAKE title, and has traveled all over Japan and the world attending events, meeting leaders, and educating the public about the beauty and history of Japanese Sake.
The second Miss SAKE pageant was held in 2015 in Tokyo, Japan and Sachie Ogawa took home the title.
The third Miss SAKE competition will take place in Kyoto, Japan on March 10th, 2015.
This year, to expand its international activities, the very first INTERNATIONAL Miss SAKE pageant will be held here in the US to select Miss SAKE USA, a US ambassador for the pageant, and the pageant plans to expand to other countries as well.
The inaugural Miss SAKE USA will be held on March 3rd, 2016 in New York, and the winner will be requested to attend the 2016 Miss SAKE finals in Kyoto, Japan. All expenses for the trip to Japan will be paid by the Miss SAKE Association and the winner will appear in US and Japanese media.
If you are interested in applying, please go to the “Apply” tab and apply. Deadline for application is February 22nd, 2016.
・Executive Producer: Yuki James
・Producer: Spencer Tyler
・Creative Director: Masahiko Yamanaka (Transformation Initiative Inc.)
・Counsel: Nobuaki Aiba (Miss SAKE Association)
・Presented By: Miss SAKE Association
・Co-Hosted By: WAZA, Transformation Initiative Inc.
・Consulate General of Japan in New York
・Japan National Tourism Organization: JNTO LA
・Japan National Tourism Organization: JNTO NY
・Japan External Trade Organization: JETRO NY
・The Japan Foundation, New York
・Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc
・NNNY Skin Care
・SAKEMAN & KURAMOTO US
・ITO EN (North America) INC.
・NAKAJIMA AT JADO SUSHI