Rui Yoshida to support the Shikoku Sake Festival!



Shikoku Sake Festival has been held over 20 times, and the 20th festival, held in 2019, welcomed the writer Rui Yoshida as a special guest. Yoshida built up excitement with a talk show and strolls about town.

Rui Yoshida is regarded as the sakaba (bar) poet, and he has authored many works that depict bars and the pattern of human relationships that surround them. Also known for his television appearances, Yoshida has appeared on such shows as Sakaba: Bar Hopping Report. This charismatic personality is immensely popular with sake lovers.

We can confirm that Yoshida will also lend his support to the next Shikoku Sake Festival.

As a present to everyone who has supported the festival’s crowd funding efforts, a special video by Rui Yoshida to support the Shikoku Sake Festival will be available to watch on the official Shikoku Sake Festival YouTube channel for a limited time.

Also, Yoshida’s radio show Rui Yoshida’s Ruigo Record was recorded online the other day,

which linked up Yoshida’s Tokyo atelier with the FM Kochi radio personality Mihiro Tanimoto and the Shikoku Sake Festival executive committee.

The show is available to listen on the four Shikoku FM stations below. Please enjoy!


Rui Yoshida’s Ruigo Record

FM Tokushima … Saturday, February 6, 18:30–18:55

FM Ehime … Saturday, February 6, 19:00–19:25

FM Kagawa … Sunday, February 7, 18:30–18:55

FM Kochi … Monday, February 8, 13:30–13:55


*If you cannot listen in real time, you can enjoy the show later via radiko (!/live/FM807).

Homepage for Rui Yoshida’s Ruigo Record


Shikoku Sake Festival Project (crowdfunding page on CAMPFIRE)

(Interview and article: Tatsuya Ogake)