Sebastien Lemoine


Born in Normandy (France), long-term resident in Tokyo, Sebastien Lemoine is an eclectic Japanese culture buff, certified Advanced Sake Professional, sake educator and consultant at the culinary arts school Le Cordon Bleu. There, he has regularly been teaching the Sake Basic Course and hosting workshops about nihonshu such as cheese and sake pairing.

Making a turnaround from an international banking career in 2013, he embarked on a new life project, has taken hundreds of individual clients through inspiring experiences of Japanese culture across the country, playing his part in staging sake and its cultural heritage for the benefit of a wide audience.

Producing and hosting events for corporate clients as well as the expat community, he has been featured in publications in France, China, the US and Japan.

You can book private tours or consult with him directly via his company Passerelle (“footbridge” or “connector” in English), as well as follow along on his journeys on his business or private blogs.