It is an educational institution created by the Niigata Sake Brewers Association in 1984 in anticipation of the shortage of successors to sake brewers such Toji and other sake brewing technicians.
We train mid-level technicians in brewing technology. Only those who are recommended and dispatched by the brewery are allowed to enter the school, and while working, they study about 100 hours a year, after three years they graduate.Every year, about 20 graduates are sent out, and among the more than 500 graduates, nearly 40 are already working for Toji, and training activities after graduation are also active.There are about 50 instructors.They are from the Niigata Prefectual Sake Research Institute, managers, sake brewers and technicians who are at the forefront of the prefecture ..
Niigata Prefecture is the only prefecture in the world where such school has been kept contenuing.
|Graduate||534 people (as of June 2019)|
|Class hours||About 100 hours a year|
|Capacity||20 students in each grade|
|Number of period of study||3 years 8 departments 46 items|
As a general rule, those who meet the following conditions.
A. Must be employed by a brewing company in Niigata prefecture throughout the year and recommended by the owner as a suitable person.
※note(Lee) It doesn't matter what kind of job you are currently engaged in, so if you are employed by a brewing company all year round, you do not necessarily have to be engaged in manufacturing work.
The capacity is 20 people each year.
|Recommendation of qualified admissions||Each company submits a letter of recommendation to the principal of the Niigata Prefecture Sake School (within the Niigata Sake Brewers Association).|
|Notification of admission||Those who pass the selection will be notified to the recommending company.The entrance ceremony will be held in July, the start of the brewing year.|
|School period||The training will be for 3 years, and the students will go to school for about 1 days a year （20-2 days each month）.|
|Classes and classrooms||
A. In principle, trainees go to school, classes are from 9:30 to 15:30, and lunch breaks are from 12:00 to 13:00.
The departments of Niigata Sake School are as follows.
The instructors will be consits of managers, brewing engineers, technicians, and outside specialist instructors.
Niigata Sake School
292-2 Higashinakadori 2 Bancho, Chuo-ku, Niigata City Niigata Sake Brewers Association