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Miyagi Kawasaki Shin-soba Festival!!!

Konnichiwa! This is ariTV’s Ōzeki.

Now we are in October, and autumn deepens in Miyagi.

Speaking of autumn, it’s the season for harvest: rice, mushrooms, sanma (pacific saury), Japan pear, and chestnut.

 

In Sendai’s neighbor town Kawasaki, a festival featuring seasonal food took place.

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The food is Shin-soba (new crop buckwheat)!! Soba (buckwheat) is in season during October and November. Kawasaki is renowned soba producer in Miyagi, and at this event, Kawasaki Shin-soba Festival offers 500 bowls of soba noodle made with shin-soba.

 

The festival has integrated Kawasaki’s multiple events celebrated harvest of shin-soba and this is the second time it was held.

This year’s venue was Miyagi Kawasaki St. Mary Ski Area which is larger than the last year’s.

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Lots of visitors gathered at the venue to taste shin-soba. The soba noodle quickly sold out, and 200 hundred bottles of sake which was given to visitors as a gift went out of stock within an hour after the event opened.

Delectables attract people!

 

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Visitors are also enthralled by demonstration of soba making by professionals.

 

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Besides foods, Rakugo (traditional comic storytelling) took place.

 

Why don’t you stop in Kawasaki and enjoy its seasonal taste!!!

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