Shigeo Oguri was awarded with the prestigious title of Samurai in 2015. He is serving as an ambassador of introducing Japanese sake and culture to worldwide and recognized as an active supporter of the “Kokushu no Kai” events held as part of the Cool Japan Movement which aims to promote Japanese culture throughout the world.
Born and raised in Nagoya, in Aichi prefecture. He studied at the university in Kyoto, he is now a professional opera singer with the stage name “Sekai”. He wrote a bestseller book about his personal philosophy “Ogurhythm” in 2013 where he introduces some aspects of Japanese traditions.
The Sake Samurai Association
The Sake Samurai Association was established in 2004 as a junior council for the Japan Sake Brewers Association to protect sake and Japanese traditions at home and to promote them internationally. It has contributed to the increased popularity of sake and Japanese food overseas in recent years.