Asia Society Texas Center hosts "Sake and Sumi-e"
Sake, the Japanese alcohol made from fermented rice, is popular around the world and has numerous styles. Often mistakenly referred to as rice wine, its production is similar to the brewing of beer. A local sake expert will lead guests on an exploration of this fascinating spirit and a sampling of several sake varieties.
The program also includes instruction in sumi-e, classical Japanese ink brush painting. This black ink art form was practiced by scholars and literati in Japan's past, but has gained a modern-day following among artists and the general public. Professor/artist Mari Omori will teach you to craft a contemporary masterpiece.