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9/27/2008

SEAFOOD WINTER Fish

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Seafood in Winter : FISH

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: Winter
***** Category: Humanity


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Explanation


. Fishing in all seasons


Some fish names are combined :

kan xyz ... in the cold
fuyu no xyz ... in winter



Fish heavy with eggs come down the rivers to the estuaries to lay eggs,
others come down from the colder northern waters to the southern shores of Japan

ochi xyz ... coming down


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Early Winter

Cod hatsu tara 初鱈 (はつたら) first tara of the season
more see below



sand lance in frost, shimofuri kamasu
霜降かます (しもふりかます)




Sea bass coming down (ochi suzuki 落鱸 (おちすずき))
futobara suzuki 太腹鱸(ふとばらすずき)
"sea bass with a big belly"
..... harafuto はらふと "big belly "
Lateolabrax japonicus



smelt, shishamo 柳葉魚 (ししゃも)
the name comes from the Ainu language
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grilling shihsamo, shishamo yaku ししゃも焼く(ししゃもやく)
They are also often eaten with the roe, komochi shishamo.
Stint

Ainu Food : Shishamo from Mukawacho 鵡川町



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Mid-Winter


Flounder in the cold, kangarei 寒鰈(かんがれい)
shimotsukigarei 霜月鰈 (しもつきがれい) flounder in december
(shimotsuki, "month with frost", name of the old 11th lunar month)




Gissu coming down, ochi gisu 落鱚 (おちぎす)
for Gissu, see below




Yellowtail, first yellowtail, hatsu buri
初鰤 (はつぶり)
for buri, see below


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Late Winter


carp in the cold, kangoi 寒鯉 (かんごい)
itegoi 凍鯉(いてごい)freezing carp
kangoi tsuri 寒鯉釣(かんごいつり)fishing for cold carp





Crucian carp in the cold, kan buna, kanbuna 寒鮒 (かんぶな)
Fam. Carassius
kannare 寒馴れ(かんなれ) fish "used to the cold"
kanbuna tsuri 寒鮒釣(かんぶなつり)fishing for cold crucian carp
kogoribuna, kogori buna こごり鮒(こごりぶな)
"jellied crucian carp" dish




dace in the cold, kanbaya 寒鮠 (かんばや)
Japanese dace, haya.
Leuciscus hakonensis. Bartgrundel
Dace in all seasons




Lamprey eel, yatsume unagi 八目鰻
Lampetra japonica
Despite its name, this in not a member of the eel family.
yatsume 八目(やつめ)"eight eyes"
kan yatsume 寒八目(かんやつめ)lamprey in the cold
river yatsume, kawa yatsume 川八目(かわやつめ)
sand yatsume, suna yatsume 砂八目(すなやつめ)
In zoology, lampreys are often not considered to be true fish because of their vastly different morphology and physiology. I also added them with the seafood selection.






Sea bream in the cold, kandai 寒鯛 (かんだい)
fuyu no tai 冬の鯛(ふゆのたい)sea bream in winter



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All Winter

Alaska pollack, sukesoodara
助宗鱈 (すけそうだら)

Theragra chalcogramma
..... sukedoo dara 介党鱈(すけとうだら)
"Tara from Sado Island, "Sadodara 佐渡鱈(さどだら)
"fish with roe", mentaigyo 明太魚(めんたいぎょ)
fish roe from Alaska pollack, momijiko 紅葉子(もみじこ)
Alaska-Seelachs, Alaska-Pollack



angler fish, ankoo 鮟鱇 (あんこう)
Lophiomus setigerus
"biwa fish", biwagyo 琵琶魚(びわぎょ)
"old woman fish", robagyoo 老婆魚(ろうばぎょ)
kaseigyo 華臍魚(かせいぎょ), jugyo 綬魚(じゅぎょ)
hanging angler fish up for cutting, anko no tsurushigiri
鮟鱇の吊し切り(あんこうのつるしぎり)
..... especially liked for its raw liver (ankimo)and ankonabe hodgepodge in winter.
Seeteufel. monkfish
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nabekowashi 鍋破 (なべこわし) great sculpin
Myoxocephalos polyacanthocephalus




Ara, oki suzuki 阿羅(あら)
Niphon spinosus
araami, ara-ami あら網(あらあみ)net for Ara fishing




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bluefish, Japanese bluefish, mutsu 鯥 (むつ)
mutsu no ko 鯥の子(むつのこ) bluefish eggs
Scombrops boops. japanischer Blaubarsch




Cod tara 鱈 (たら) codfish, haddock
tara "snow fish" 雪魚(たら)
"real cod", madara 真鱈(まだら), hondara 、本鱈(ほんだら)
"tara along the beach" isodara 磯鱈(いそだら)
"tara in the open sea", okidara 沖鱈(おきだら)
taraba, place to fish for tara 鱈場(たらば)
tarabune, ship to fish for tara 鱈船(たらぶね)
tara ami, net to catch tara 鱈網(たらあみ)
tarako, roe of the cod 鱈子(たらこ)
tarachiri, hodgepodge with tara 鱈ちり(たらちり)
tarajiru, soup with tara 鱈汁(たらじる), dongarajiru 寒鱈汁(どんがら汁)


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Dolphin, iruka 海豚 (いるか)
lit. "pig of the sea"
ma iruka 真海豚(まいるか)oceanic dolphin
gondoo kujira ごんどう鯨(ごんどうくじら)
hunting for dolphines, irukagari 海豚狩(いるかがり)
Delphin, dorufin ドルフィン


伸び上りドルフィン首を振れば春
nobiagari dorufin kubi o fureba haru

when the dolfin comes out
and stretches its head -
it is spring


Arima Akito 有馬朗人


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Gissu, dabogisu だぼ鱚 (だぼぎす)
..... gisu ぎす / 義須
Pterothrissus gissu




Globefish, Blowfish (fugu 河豚)
pufferfish, swellfish,
fugu choochin 河豚提燈(ふぐちょうちん)fugu as a lampion decoration
fugu no doku 河豚の毒(ふぐのどく)blowfish poison
fugu atari 河豚中り(ふぐあたり)blowfish poison poisoning
kita makura, kitamakura 北枕(きたまくら)
"death pillow in the north"
harisenbon, hari senbon 針千本(はりせんぼん)
"one thousand needles"
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many more names of this poisonous fish
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fugunabe, blowfish stew 河豚鍋(ふぐなべ)and more food
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fugu tsuri 河豚釣(ふぐつり)fishing for fugu
fugu ami 河豚網(ふぐあみ) net for fishing fugu





Gurnard, hooboo 竹麦魚 (ほうぼう)
Chelidonichthys spinosus
Knurrhahn
. . . . . and another kind of gurnard
kanagashira 方頭魚 かながしら
"gold head", kanagashira 金頭(かながしら)
"fire fish", hi uo 火魚(ひうお)

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Herring, round herring, urume ウルメ, 潤目鰯
big-eye sardine
..... urume うるめ
Etrumeus teres. Urume-Hering



Himeji ひめじ / ヒメジ
Upeneus japonicus
hime ひめ, himeichi, hime-ichi ひめいち
Kintaroo 金太郎(きんたろう)
Kintaroo, the Golden Boy Legend 金太郎




Isaza, isaza 魦 (いさざ) Lake Biwa goby
Gymnogobius isaza and Chaenogobius isaza
eine Grundelart
isazabune 魦舟(いさざぶね)boat for fishing isaza
isazaryoo 魦漁(いさざりょう)fishing for isaza
isaza ami 魦網(いさざあみ)net for isaza
or a special variety, Neomysis intermedia, almost like small shrimp
isaza eri 魦魞(いさざえり)trap for catching isaza
It grows to about 8 cm in length. Sweetwater fish, often in the lake Biwako, where it is prepared to some delicious dishes.
Some say it is the same as the "white fish", シロウオ shirouo.
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Marlin, kajiki maguro 梶木鮪
(かじきまぐろ, 旗魚鮪)

..... kajiki 旗魚
swordfish
fishing for marlin, kajiki tsuri かじき釣り(かじきつり)




Menuke 眼抜 (めぬけ)
menuki めぬき
Sebastes alutus
Alaska Menuke, lives in the colder waters of Northern Japan.


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pomfret, silver pomfret, managatsuo
マナガツオ 真名鰹, (まながつお)
harvest fish
Pampus argenteus
"the real katsuo", fished in the Inland Sea off Sanuki / Kagawa pref.
They call it this way to make sure it is the real KATSUO, not the one eaten in Tosa, at the southern side of Shikoku island.
The fish must be very fresh. To cover its special taste, it is marinated in miso or wine or other sauces for a while.
Its bones are soft and can be deep-fried, served as "bone senbei crackers".
It is also served at the Emperor's palace, prepared as French Food and eaten with knife and fork.


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saffron cod 氷魚 (ひお) hio, lit. "ice fish"
... komai 氷下魚 (こまい) "fish under ice"
... kankai カンカイ(寒海)"cold sea"
Eleginus gracilis




Sandfish, hatahata 雷魚 (はたはた, 鰰, 鱩)
Arctoscopus japonicus
..... "thunder fish", kaminari uo かみなりうお
Speciality of Akita : hata-hata
Sandbandfisch



Sculpin, Japanese sculpin,
杜父魚 (かくぶつ) kakubutsu
. 杜夫魚(かくぶつ)
arare uo 霰魚(あられうお)"hailstone fish"
arare gako 霰がこ(あられがこ)
Cottus pollux. (kajika). Kaulkopf
He comes with many local names, for example gori dishes in Ishikawa.
A kind of anglerfish (anko), see above.




. Sea bream varieties
budai 舞鯛 (ぶだい) "dancing sea bream"
..... maidai まいだい
Calotomus japonicus
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itoyoridai いとよりだい【糸縒鯛】
.... itoyori 金糸魚 (いとより)
itoyouo, ito uo 糸魚(いとうお)"thread fish"
itokuri uo糸繰魚(いとくりうお)
kinsengyo 金線魚(きんせんぎょ)"Golden Thread Fish"
Nemipterus virgatus
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kinmedai 金目鯛 (きんめだい) Alfonsino, "Golden Eye Tai"
nishikidai 錦鯛(にしきだい) "brocade tai"


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Shark, same 鮫 (さめ)
Shark 鮫 (さめ) same Haifisch
superorder Selachimorpha
fuka 鱶(ふか)
"blue shark", yoshikirizame 葭切鮫(よしきりざめ)
its fins are used for sharks fin soup
aozame 青鮫(あおざめ)
"star shark", spotted smooth-hound shark, hoshizame 星鮫(ほしざめ)
"tiger shark", torazame 虎鮫(とらざめ)
"cat shark", bullhead shark, nekozame 猫鮫(ねこざめ)
"saw shark", spurdog shark, nokogirizame 鋸鮫(のこぎりざめ)
and many more shark types

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Sole, hirame 鮃 (ひらめ) Bastard halibut
sole in the cold, kanhirame, kanhirame 寒鮃(かんひらめ)
Paralichthys olivaceus. 平目、比目魚, ヒラメ



striped black mullet in the cold
kanbora 寒鰡 (かんぼら)

mekurabora 盲鰡(めくらぼら)"blind bora"
hinode bora 日出鰡(ひのでぼら) "bora at sunset"
Mugil cephalus
Dishes with the springer
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gray mullet, bora 鯔 Mugil cephalus
kigo for autumn


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Tilefish, amadai 甘鯛 "sweet tai"
Okitsudai 興津鯛(おきつだい)sea bream from Okitsu, Shizuoka
guji ぐじ
Lopholatilus chamealeonticeps





Trout surviving (this year) tooshi-ayu 通し鮎 (とおしあゆ)
..... tomari-ayu 止り鮎(とまりあゆ)
More about ayu, masu, trout, sweetfish . . .
Plecoglossus altivelis



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Tuna, maguro 鮪 (まぐろ)
shibi しび, binnaga 鰭長(びんなが)
mebachi めばち / 眼撥 Thunna obesus. big-eyed tuna. großäugiger Thunfisch

"black tuna", bluefin tuna, kuromaguro 黒鮪(くろまぐろ)
... Thunnus thynnus
"real tuna", hon maguro 本鮪(ほんまぐろ)

boat for fishing for tuna, magurobune 鮪船(まぐろぶね)
fishing for tuna, maguro tsuri 鮪釣(まぐろつり)
net for tuna, maguro ami 鮪網(まぐろあみ)


. WASHOKU
Maguro . KIGO and Food



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Whales, kujira 鯨
semi kujira 背美鯨(せみくじら)Eubalaena japonica

makkoo kujira 抹香鯨(まっこうくじら)sperm whale
Physeter macrocephalus

zatoo kujira 座頭鯨(ざとうくじら)humpback whale
Megaptera novaeangliae

iwashi kujira 鰯鯨(いわしくじら)sei whale
Balaenoptera borealis]
nagasu kujira 長須鯨(ながすくじら)
Balaenoptera musculus
..... shironagasu kujira 白長須鯨(しろながすくじら)

kokujira 小鯨(こくじら)"small whale"

isana 勇魚(いさな)Isana. old name for the whale


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Yellowtail, buri 鰤 (ぶり)
Seriola quinqueradiata
big yellowtail, ooburi 大鰤(おおぶり)
"a tonsured goblin", nyuudoo 入道(にゅうどう)
"big fish" ooio 大魚(おおいお)
net for catching yellowtail 鰤網(ぶりあみ)
place for fishing, buriba 鰤場(ぶりば)
salted yellowtail, shioburi 塩鰤(しおぶり)
rolled yellowtail, makiburi 巻鰤(まきぶり)

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speciality of Noto peninsula
Gelbschwanz
thunder in winter, when the yellowtail are coming,
buri okoshi 鰤起し(ぶりおこし)
Yellowtail is used for the New Year soup (zooni) in Western Japan.
The name BURI is a contraction of ABURA, full of fat, A is left out and BURA becomes BURI.

yellowtail in the cold, kanburi 寒鰤 (かんぶり)
This one has the most fat and is used in Toyama Bay cooking and Kaga Ryori.
kigo for late winter


Yellowtail of middle-size, warasa (わらさ)
kigo for all autumn

- December 20 -
buri no hi 鰤の日 day of the yellowtail

Created by Radio Nagano.
goroawase with 2 bu 0 ri 「ぶ(2)り(0)
The kanji for the fish has on its right side the kanji for D
ecember 師 (shiwasu).

Other Yellowtail LINKS

Buriwake Shinto Ritual 鰤分け神事
January 1, Shimomura Kamo Shrine, Takaoka, Toyama pref.

buri daikon ぶり大根 yellowtail with radish and more buri dishes from Ishikawa prefecture
..... kaburazushi 蕪ずし salted yellowtail sandwiched between turnips

Hakata Zooni, Hakata Zoni soup with yellowtail

rolled yellowtail, makiburi 巻鰤(まきぶり) from Akita prefecture

buri no shirako ぶりの白子fish roe from yellowtail
BUT
buriko ブリコ, or burikko ぶりっこ the hard roe of the hatahata fish from Akita


buri tsuru 鰤釣る(ぶりつる)fishing for yellowtailand related KIGO


Yellowtail in the soup for the New Year
"yellowtail tuna to pass into the New Year" toshitori buri 年取鰤 is a speciality for New Year in Western Japan.


hamachi はまち yellowtail, the young fish
kigo for summer


hiketaburi, Hiketa buri ひけた鰤 /引田鰤 a kind of hamachi
young buri from Hiketa town
Often the first of the season in Okayama and Kagawa
The market for it startes usually around November 7.


. buri kaido 鰤街道 yellowtail road .
From Wakasa to Nagano

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eel (capitone) in Italy
The capitone is offered during the Christmas eve dinner which only consists of fish courses.

on the table cloth
the capitone waits
for its turn


Moussia, Italy

Roast Eel, Capitone Arrosto
This is a classic Christmas Eve dish from Altamura, in northwestern Puglia, Italy.
I remember in Germany we also have eel as a favorite winter fish, because of its fat.
In Japan, as we saw above, the eel is eaten in the middle of the summer heat.

Gabi Greve

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sea bream waffles, taiyaki 鯛焼き



stall selling tai waffles, taiyaki ya 鯛焼屋(たいやきや)

This is a sweet, a kind of waffle or pancake filled with sweet red bean paste and sold at streat stalls, especially during the cold winter days. It has the form of a sea bream, hence the name.
The TAI itself is an auspicious fish, because its word tail, so to speak, is the same as the end of the word MEDETAI, auspicious. It is eaten at special ceremonies and the New Year.

white taiyaki 白い鯛焼き is made with tapioka flour, so the waffle stays white. It is more chewy than the normal one. They started to be made in Fukuoka by Fukakusa Tomohiro in 2007. Tapioka flour is sold by Torigoe.
Taiyaki started in 1909 in Asabu juuban, Minato ward, Tokyo. White taiyaki can be served frozen in summer, like a kind of sherbet.
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Kanda Daruma 神田のたい焼き屋 達磨 with Daruma Taiyaki


... fishing for tai sea bream with a large net, taiami 鯛網
kigo for late spring.


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New Year

A lot of fish and seafood is prepared for the special dishes of
the New Year Season, O-Setchi Ryori
(osetchi ryoori おせち料理, 御節料理 )

New Year Food, Neujahrsessen



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Fish as Topic

Many contributions in this category might even be considered senryu.


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Worldwide use


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Things found on the way



shinkaigyo しんかいぎょ (深海魚) deep-sea fish
in more than 200 meters. Many are caught in the Bay of Suruga.
Tiefseefisch.
There are special sushi shops in Heda and Doi to sell these.
深海魚の寿司 shinkaigyo no sushi!

げほう→トウジン ... gehoo ... toojin. Coelorinchus japonicus
とろぼっち→アオメエソ ... torobotchi ... aome eso 青眼狗母魚. greeneyes. Chlorophthalmus albatrossis
めぎす→ニギス ... megisu ... nigisu. Japanese argentine. Glossanodon semifasciata
どんこ→エゾイソアイナメ ... tongo ... ezoin ainame 蝦夷磯相甞. brown hakeling. Physiculus maximowiczi
ごそ→ハシキンメ ... goso ... hashikinme. "golden eye" . Gephyroberyx japonicus
赤かさご→シロカサゴ ... akasago ... shiro kasago . Setarches longimanus . kasago 笠子 is a rock fish

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kengyo 献魚 (けんぎょ) fish as an offering
Fisch als Opfergabe
kengyosai 献魚祭 Ceremony with a fish offering
Especially at Oki no Shima (沖ノ島) and other shrines


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HAIKU







旅人に昨日は岩魚今日は鮎
tabibito ni kinoo wa iwana kyoo wa ayu

for the traveller
yesterday local trout
today sweetfish


Morita Toge 森田峠
避暑散歩

iwana, Salvelinus pluvius
ayu, Plecoglossus altivelis


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Related words

Related words

. Food of the New Year Season, O-Setchi Ryori .
(osetchi ryoori おせち料理, 御節料理 )

including fish dishes



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***** funaryoori 船料理 (ふなりょうり)
food served on board a ship or boat



WASHOKU : SUSHI
Decorations and Vocabulary



***** WASHOKU : SEAFOOD


. Fishing in all seasons


. "Career Fish"(shusse-uo 出世魚)    
They change their name as they grow larger.



. ANIMALS in all SEASONS
SAIJIKI


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5/23/2008

Wakayama Kumano Koya

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Wakayama Prefecture




Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県, Wakayama-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located on the Kii Peninsula in the Kansai region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Wakayama.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !


In october, daidai mikan だいだい 和歌山 are shipped to all of Japan.
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Koya San in Wakayama 高野山


The ancient Kumano Pilgrims Road
Kumano Kodoo, Kumano Kodō (熊野古道)


Waterfall of Nachi, Nachi no Taki

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Regional dishes from Wakayama 和歌山の郷土料理
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In olden times, many refugees from the capital found a new home in the valleys of Wakayama and brought some of the food culture from the capital (Nara, later Kyoto) with them.


ayuzushi, ayu sushi 鮎ずし sushi with sweetfish
best from the clear waters of the river Kozagawa 古座川
in this river there are also tenagaebi 手長えび、unagi うなぎ、zugani ずがに.
and other ayu dishes
ayu no nikuzushi 鮎の肉ずし、ayu no segohsi 鮎のせごし、ayu no shirago 鮎の白子 roe of the female、ayu no misoni 鮎の味噌煮、ayu no kanroni 鮎の甘露煮、aburiayu あぶり鮎、ayu no zoosui 鮎の雑炊



chagayu 大和の茶がゆ rice gruel cooked with tea
Especially in the mountainous area of Kumano, where each farmhouse has its own small tea plantation for private use. They can not grow much rice and to give the daily portions more volume, the rice was cooked with hoojicha tea until it was soft. It is now eaten for breakfast or dinner together with some side dishes.
The color is a brown-green mix.



gomadoofu, gomadofu, goma tofu ごま豆腐 tofu with sesame paste
Mount Koya is especially famous for this dish. It is very healthy and has a pleasant fragance.
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hijiki no tsukudani ひじきの佃煮 sweetly simmered hijiki seaweed
From Higashi Murogun 東牟婁. The seaweed is collected in early spring. funori and tengusa are also collected.


hoorakuyaki, hooraku yaki ほうらく焼き simmered in an earthen pot
Fish with white meat of the season is simmered in an earthen pot. Sauce from pickled plums is added.
hooroku 焙烙 / 炮烙 / ホーロク / ほうろく is a special earthen pot
hooraku is a local dialect version.



igami no nitsuke いがみの煮付け boiled igami fish
a typical fish of Soutern Wakayama, igami budai「いがみ(ブダイ)
Leptoscarus japonicus.
Served for the new year, boiled with its head and some potatoes to go with it.
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Papageifisch



inoko mochi 猪子餅, 亥の子餅 ricecakes like little wild boars
Made for the autumn festival of Wild Boars (inoko matsuri いのこ祭り for the deity of Wild Boars 亥の神様, to see him off to the mountains for his winter rest.
The mochi war white and red anko is pasted around them. There are 12 in a common year and 13 in a leap year (uruudoshi 閏年), placed in a wooden masu as offering to the deity.
Marishiten and the wild boar mochi connection



imomochi, imo mochi いももち sweet potato mochi
mat along the coast of Kumano, where there was not enough space to grow rice. In former times, a little wheat and sweet potatoes was the daily food of the poor farmers, especially along the coast of Higashi Muro 東牟婁海岸. Their other food was
ukecha
ukecha うけ茶, when the dried sweet potaotes were placed in a bowl of green tea.


itadori nimono イタドリ煮物 boiled itadori fern
gathered from the end of march. For keeping it is pickled in salt, shiozuke 塩漬け.
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jakozushi, jako sushi じゃこ寿司 sushi from small river fish
jako (zako) じゃこ【雑魚】
kawauo 川魚(じゃこ jako in the local dialect) river fish, they were quite common in the waters around Wakayama. They were boiled with sweet soy sauce and then put on sushi rice, eaten in summer and as oshizushi for the autumn festival. Often wrapped in a persimmon leaf, like the
Benkei no jakosushi 弁慶のじゃこすし
from fish of the river Ki no Kawa 紀ノ川 near Koya-san 高野山.


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kaki 柿 persimmon
an important product of Wakayama

kushigaki 串柿 ( くしがき) dried persimmons on a stick
town of Shigo, Katsuragi

kakijamu, kaki jam 柿ジャム persimmon jam
It contains a lot of vitamin C, carotin and calium. Like this it could be eaten the whole year.


kaki no hazushi, kaki no ha sushi 柿の葉ずし sushi wrapped in a persimmon leaf
more famous in Nara 柿の葉 葉寿司


kaki no nukazuke 柿の粕漬け persimmons pickled in rice bran
from the Ito area 伊都地方, were Fuyuugaki 富有柿 were grown. It was a special gift of this area.


kakizuke daikon 柿漬け大根 pickled radish with persimmons
The peel of bitter persimmons was pickled with takuan radish in rice bran. The liquor from the fruit would give it a special fruity flavor.


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kakimaze かきまぜ(o-maze おまぜ) mixed sushi
. . . kashiwa ha no sushi 柏葉のすし sushi in an oak tree leaf
with carrots, goboo, shiitake, fuki no to and bamboo shoots or other seasonal vegetables.
Prepared for memorial services in red color. For happy occasions and festivals yellow omelett stripes and pickled pink ginger were added.
Katsuura and Nachi area 那智勝浦町太田地域


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kamakurazuke kamakura tsuke かまくら漬 / 鎌倉漬 fish sushi
from the Arita area 有田
Especially prepared for visitors, a kind of narezushi, mostly with saba, pickled together with radish, carrots and renkon lotus root, with a lot of salt, sugar and rice vinegar.



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Kishuu no umeboshi 紀州の梅干 
dried plums from Kishu

Umeboshi 梅干 dried pickled salty plums
from 紀州産 南高 梅


Kishuu ume flavor 紀州梅を使用した梅味の柿の種 snack, kaki no tane
also with peanuts 紀州梅味 柿の種 ピーナッツ入り 
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Kishuu ume konbucha 紀州梅昆布茶 Kombu-Tea with ume flavor
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Kishuu ume koshu (furuzake) 紀州梅古酒 "old liquor"
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Kishuu ume monaka 紀州梅と梅最中 / 紀州梅もなか Waffers with ume
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Kishuu ume negijio raamen 紀州梅ネギ塩ラーメン soup with leek and pickled plums
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Kishuu ume sofuto 紀州梅ソフト soft icecream
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Kishuu ume suupu ほんのり紀州梅 スープ春雨 instant soup
with edamame beans and nori
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Kishuu ume tan / sumi 紀州梅炭 coal from Kishuu plum trees
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Kishuu ume zerii 紀州梅ゼリー jelly with plums from Kishu
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ume udon 梅うどん red udon noodles with ume in the dough
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also as instant soup from Nisshin Ume Donbei どん兵衛


usujio Kishuu ume うす塩紀州梅 pickled with less salt


tomato ume とまと梅 tomato plum sauce
tomato―ume(とまとうめ)だれ
from Minabe Village, Yutosei 優糖星


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kokerazushi, kokera sushi こけらずし layered festival sushi
From Matsue area 松江
For the autumn festival. Made with shrimp and seasoned fish powder (soboro).
kokerazushi 柿鮓 "wood shingled sushi", layered sushi



komugi mochi 小麦餅 wheat flour mochi
11 days after hangeshoo (はんげしょう)半夏生, the summer solstice.
haggeshoomochi 小麦餅(はげっしょう餅 )from Nara



kuenabe, kue nabe クエ鍋 kelp grouper hodgepodge
kue 九絵 Epinephelus moara
This fish loves the warmer sea south of the Kanto area. It grows until about 1 meter long. It lays its eggs in the cliffs around Hidaka coast. In winter, it is eaten in hodgepodge, as sashimi or soaked in ricewine.
from Hidaka 日高町
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kujira 鯨 whale
Mostly caught in Taiji (太地町, Taiji-chō), located in Higashimuro District.
Taiji Whale Museum opened in 1969.
太地の鯨料理 紀州 Kishu Dishes with whale meat

Wada Kakuemon, later known as Taiji Kakuemon, invented the whaling net technique called Amitori hoo (網取法) to increase the safety and efficiency of whaling. This method lasted more than 200 years.

kujira no goma-ae 鯨のごま和え whale meat with sesame dressing
first prepared by 太地角右衛門 Taji Kakuemon in the Edo period. Also prepared with misoae.

kujira no tazuta age 鯨の竜田揚げ deep-fried whale meat
This was most common in the good old days.

kujira suteeki 鯨ステーキ whale meat steak


sarashikujira no sumiso-ae さらし鯨の酢味噌和え
whale meat with vinegar-miso paste dressing
sarashi kujira さらしくじら【晒し鯨】 The fins and skin are thinly cut, blanched in boiling water to get rid of the skin and then "cooled down" (sarashi) in ice water. This tasts good with a vinegary flavor dressing. It is also eaten in miso soup.
whale meat dishes as KIGO for summer


saezuri 鯨さえずり the tongue of the whale, often as sashimi or bacon
saezuri is a word for the twittering of birds
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WKD : Whale, kigo for all winter


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kurumimochi, kurumi mochi くるみ餅 mochi with walnuts
Mochi are prepared with the new rice for the autumn festival and offered to the tutelary clan deities (ujigami 氏神様) . Their light green color is pleasant.
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mamegohan, mame gohan 豆ごはん rice with reeen peas
from Inancho town 印南町, a growing region for endomame えんどう【豌豆】 podded peas.
There are many varieties of these peas like oranda オランダ、usui ウスイ、saya endoo サヤエンドウ. For cooking with rice, the usui-endo are used.
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menosushi, me no sushi めのすし sushi wrapped in seaweed
Every spring, a specially wide seaweed of the kombu family is harvested near East Muro town 東牟婁 (and in parts of neighbouring Mie prefecture).
antokume あんとくめ, hirome ひろめ are names for this seaweed. It is dried in the sun and can be used all year long for wrapping sushi.




Naraae, Nara ae, Nara-ae 奈良あえ Nara salad
with radish, carrots, abura-age tofu, dried shiitake mushrooms, goboo, and a sauce with sake, sugar, vinegar and salt.
The area of Hirai, Kozagawa 古座川町平井地区
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This area is famous for the fugitives from the capital Nara, who kept their food culture like in the old days. Their regional specialities have quite a revival these days. For example yuzu products and
ayuzushi and uzumidoofu in our list here.




ni namasu, ninamasu 煮なます boiled "namasu"
finely chopped raw fish and vegetables soaked in vinegar, then boiled



osasuri おさすり (ebitsu えびつ)festival confect
Offering on May 5, for the Boy's festival, together with chimaki dumplings.
They used to be made from wheat flour in green color or with past of soramame beans.
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saba no hayazushi to amazake 鯖の早寿しと甘酒
mackerel sushi and sweet ricewine
From Hidaka 日高地方
Prepared for the autumn festival in October, a kind of narezushi (fermented sushi), but nowadays vineger is used.
narezushi is prepared for festivals since more than 800 years. The Arita area 有田 also has a long tradition. They wrap the sushi into a leaf similar to the susuki reed grass, called ase no ha sushi あせの葉寿司.



saba no takikomi gohan 鯖の炊きこみご飯 mackerel cooked with rice
Along the coastline of Wakayama, takikomi rice cooked with ingredients is often prepared. Also sanma pacific saury, oysters or mussles are used. In the mountains, mushrooms and sansai mountain vegetables are cooked with the rice.



saera no teppoo さえらのてっぽう Pacific saury sushi
Along the southern coastline, when autumn turns in winter, sanma Pacific saury comed down from the North and has less fat, just right to prepare sushi.
This is a special dish for festivities., prepared with vinegared sushi rice and hand-kneaded sushi.
saerazushi さえらずし(sanmazushi さんまずし)


sanmazushi, sanma sushi さんまずし 秋刀魚 Pacific saury sushi
sanma comes down from Hokkaido and reaches Wakayama in winter. It has less fat and is right for maruboshi 丸干し, drying in the sun and wind of the beach. The fish is salted over night and then dried for two or three days. Grilled is a delicacy.
For sugatazushi, with head and tail, some juice of daidai mikan is added to the sushi rice.
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Makrelenhecht. Cololabis saira.




satoimo kukizuke 里芋くき漬け pickles from taro stems
from Higashi Murogun 東牟婁.
The stems are also eaten as boiled vegetables or with dressing.
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tachiuo, tachi-uo たちうお【太刀魚】
hairtail; cutlass fish; scabbard fish
Trichiurus lepturus auriga
Degenfisch


tachi-uo to chiizu no pai tsutsumi 太刀魚とチーズのパイ包み
scabbard fish wrapped in cheese and baked as a pie


tachi-uo sushi, tachiuo sushi タチウオすし sushi from scabbard fish
The best in Japan, as they say.
From Arita town. 有田市 which has the highest catch of this fish.
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takanazushi, takana sushi 高菜ずし sushi from takana leaves
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Brassica juncea var. integrifolia.
nubarizushi, nubari sushi めばり寿司 from Mie prefecture
. . . meharizushi, mehari sushi めはりずし large sushi
wrapped inthe pickled leaves of Takana, which are pickled in winter and early spring. They were used to wrap the lunch rice for forest workers.
The names comes from a wordplay, with "opeinig your eyes wide when seeing this huge lunch paket" "me o miharu hodo okii".
Nara no mehari sushi

. Takana 高菜 mustard greens .



toofuyaki 豆腐焼き grilled tofu
For the New Year preparations. A kind of dengaku with miso paste.
In Wakayama spielt der Tofu bei den Neujahrsvorbereitungen eine wichtige Rolle. Nach dem großen Neujahrs-Hausputz am 31. Dezember treffen sich die Mitglieder der „Tofu-Gruppe“ (toofukoo豆腐講) abwechselnd in einem Haus und genießen gegrillten Tofu mit Miso-Paste (toofudengaku), während sie die Ereignisse des abgelaufenen Jahres besprechen und sich an glückverheißenden symbolischen Wortspielen mit MISO (失敗、弱みそ, 泣きみそ) und TOFU erfreuen.


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umebishio, ume hishio 梅びしお paste from pickled plums
umeboshi were made into a fine paste and cooked with sugar. Their sweet-sour taste was a condiment for all food, for salads and fish dishes.
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ume gohan, umemeshi 梅ごはん pickled umeboshi plums with rice
Best in summer, when people were tired and the sourness of the plums together with the perilla brought back their appetite. It was good cold as a luchbox.
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utsubo ryoori うつぼ料理 moray (eel) dishes
in Kushimoto, Southern Kishu 南紀串本
it was eaten as a stamina food for the farmers and fishermen. Dried in the cold wind, then prepared as tsukudani. It was given to pregnant women and after birth to make the milk flow for the baby.
It best season is in summer, like hamo eel.
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. utsubo 靱 moray eel, Kidako eel .
Gymnothorax kidako

. utsubogusa 靱草 (うつぼぐさ) "Kidako eel plant" .




uzumidoofu, uzumi tofu, uzumi dofu うずみ豆腐 "tofu burried in rice"
uzumaru 埋まる lit. means to be burried under something.
It can be freshly cooked white rice or rice gruel (kayu) or mochigome sticky rice.
From the mountainous area around Kozagawa 古座川町, where followers of the Heike lived in secrecy and kept the tradition of the capital Nara.



yorori no zushi ヨロリのずし sushi from black tuna
yorori
ヨロリis another name for kuroshibi kamasu クロシビカマス
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black tuna, Promethichthys prometheus
He looks rather black,has a lot of fat and tasts superb. You can also fry the meat, cook it or use it for other fish dishes.



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yubamaki ゆば巻 "suhsi rolled in soymilk skin"
 



zuiki no nimono ずいきの煮物 boiled taro stems
mostly from yatsuhashi 八つ頭 and ebi-imo えび芋 varieties.
zuiki is good for women after giving birth.
芋茎(ずいき) Zuiki Taro and the 随喜 Zuiki Vegetable Festival


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2/20/2009

Tateyama ekiben

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Tateyama Stationlunch
TATEYAMA Ekiben Station lunchbox
千葉県館山駅弁

Kujira bentoo
くじら弁当 Whale meat bento


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Whale meat has been eaten in the old province of Boso sinc olden times. The owner of the present shop, who makes the bento, has been eating it since childhood and tries to keep the taste "of his mother" for the bento.
The meat is first cooked and the scum taken off carefully, then it is simmered with sugar and soy sauce (Yamatoni, Yamato-ni 大和煮), adding shredded ginger and green shiso leaves to cover the raw taste of fish. Simmer for three hours at least and then let sit over night in the refrigerator.
Soboro "shredded whale meat" is also prepared with a special sauce.
The meat is put on the rice and in the middle a layer of scrambled egg to add some color. For a final touch, some of the sauce is poored over the whale meat.

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WKD ... KIGO
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Tateyama station, CHIBA prefecture
JR 内房線・館山駅 Uchi Boosoo sen Main Line
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Tateyama town 館山 
Chiba prefecture

Tateyama (館山市, Tateyama-shi) is a city located at the southern tip of the Boso Peninsula in Chiba 千葉, Japan. It lies at the mouth of Tokyo Bay, on the more easterly side.
Tateyama is unique and symbolic in Japanese history. Three days after the signing of the surrender papers to end World War II, American troops first set foot on Japanese soil at Tateyama. It marked the first time the nation had been successfully invaded by a foreign power.
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SUMMER FOOD

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SUMMER Food

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Nastu ryoori, 夏料理 (なつりょうり) ... Summer food

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The Haiku SUMMER starts on May 6, according to the Asian lunar calendar.

There are many food specialities for summer in Japan.
In Alphabetical order of the Japanese.
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If the name of a vegetable is mentioned, it represents the cooked form as it is served with rice.

some sweets are included

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Early Summer

Chimaki 粽/茅巻き/茅巻


Gorijiru 鮴汁 (ごりじる) Gori fish soup
gori no jiru ごりの汁(ごりのしる)
Gori is a rare sweetwater fish, often eaten in Kanazawa, sometimes served as tempura.
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Mamemeshi 豆飯 (まめめし) rice with beans
with endomame or green peas



Migaki nishin 身欠鰊 (みがきにしん)
hand-torn herring pieces

mikaki nishin (みかきにしん)
yakumigaki 厄身欠(やくみがき)
Prepared from "spring herring"


Mugimeshi 麦飯 (むぎめし)
rice mixed with hatomugi grains

sumugi すむぎ


Takenoko meshi 筍飯 (たけのこめし)
rice with bamboo shoots



Uri.. makuwa uri 真桑瓜 melon
Suika .. watermelon スイカ 西瓜
Traditional Folk Toys : Boy cutting a melon


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Mid-Summer


Atsumejiru 集め汁 (あつめじる)
"soup with mixed ingredients"

"stay safe-soup", mujitsujiru むじつ汁(むじつじる)
Known since the Heian period.



. taue meshi 田植飯(たうえめし)rice eaten during rice planting  
usually some nigiri for all the participants, eaten in a hurry to finish the work needed for the day.

tauezakana 田植肴(たうえざかな)side dishes for rice planting
usually a few slices of pickled radish takuan and plums (umeboshi).


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Late Summer


Doyo eel, doyoo unagi 土用鰻 (どよううなぎ)
day of the eel, unagi no hi 鰻の日(うなぎのひ)
Eel dishes (unagi)
Aal


Doyo corbicula clams, doyoo shijimi
土用蜆 (どようしじみ)

eaten in miso soup
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Shijimijiru 蜆汁, しじみ汁 miso soup with corbicula clams




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Gesai no on kayu 解斎の御粥
"End of mourning" rice gruel ceremony


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Hiyashi uri 冷し瓜 (ひやしうり) cooled gourd
uri hiyasu 瓜冷す(うりひやす)
cooled watermelon, hiyashi suika 冷し西瓜(ひやしすいか)
suika hiyasu 西瓜冷す(すいかひやす)
watermelon on ice, koori suika氷西瓜(こおりすいか)

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Gourd and gourd pickles (uri)

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Hoshi-ii (hoshiii, hoshii) 干飯 (ほしいい) cooked dried rice
used as food for a journey or provisions for busy days.
It was soaked in water before eating.
It was already served on the Kentoshi 遣唐使 ships to China during the Heian period.
Together with dried deer meat, Narazuke pickles, miso paste, dried persimmons and walnuts, further konbu and katsuobushi for flavoring, it was dried food that kept the travellers healthy.
..... 糒(ほしいい)乾飯(ほしいい)
doomyooji 道明寺(どうみょうじ) Temple Domyo-Ji
hiki-ii 引飯(ひきいい)
kare iiかれいい、karei かれい、hoshi-i ほしい
First prepared in a nunnery in Kawachi at the temple Domyo-Ji. With poems in the Ise Monogatari.

. Domyo-Ji Temple Festivals  


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Myoogajiru 茗荷汁 soup with myoga
Japanese ginger, Zingiber mioga 
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Narazuke seisu 奈良漬製す (ならづけせいす)
making Narazuke pickles

Making Tsukemono Pickles



nasu
nasujiru, nasu-jiru 茄子汁(なすじる)eggplant soup
usually miso soup

yakinasu 焼茄子(やきなす)grilled eggplant
... jigiyaki 鴫焼(しぎやき)
eaten with soy sauce and grated ginger

Eggplant, aubergine (nasu) (Japan


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Suihan 水飯 す(いはん) "water rice"
mizumeshi 水飯(みずめし)
arai meshi 洗い飯(あらいめし), mizuzuke 水漬(みずづけ)
Made from dried cooked rice (hoshi-ii, see above) to make it soft again for consumption.


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Shoyu (shooyu) and hishio
Making soy sauce, shooyu tsukuru 醤油作る (しょうゆつくる)
hishio tsukuru 醤作る (ひしおつくる)



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All Summer


nastu ryoori, 夏料理 (なつりょうり) summer food


Anagonabe あなご鍋(あなごなべ) Hodgepodge with conger eel.
Meeraal im Eintopf


Dojoo nabe 泥鰌鍋 (どじょうなべ)loach hodgepodge
..... どぜう鍋(どじょうなべ)
loach soup, dojoo jiru 泥鰌汁(どじょうじる)
Yanagigawa nabe 柳川鍋(やながわなべ)
A pot of loaches boiled in soy sauce with beaten egg and slivers of burdock.


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Funaryoori 船料理 (ふなりょうり)
food eaten on a boat

funa ikesu 船生洲(ふないけす)live well, aquarium of a boat
ikesubune 生簀船(いけすぶね) boat with a live well
It could be in a port or a pleasure boat on a river.
Food served on board of a ship or boat (funaryoori)


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Hamaguri 蛤 (はまぐり) clam shells, venus clams
hodgepodge with clamshells, hamaguri nabe 蛤鍋(はまなべ)
steamed hamaguri, mushi hamaguri 蒸蛤(むしはまぐり)
hamaguri broth, hamatsuyu 蛤つゆ(はまつゆ)
grilled hamaguri, yaki hamaguri 焼蛤(やきはまぐり)
suhamaguri 洲蛤(すはまぐり)
hamaguri with vinegar, su hamaguri 酢蛤(すはまぐり)

時雨はまぐり, 時雨蛤 shigure hamaguri, sweet cooked clamshells with a bit of rice wine
speciality of Mie prefecture

Venusmuscheln


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Hamo no kawa 鱧の皮 (はものかわ)
skin of the conger pike; pike eel

..... hamokawa 鱧皮(はもかわ)
speciality of Kyoto


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Hiyajiru 冷汁 (ひやじる) cold soup
hiyashijiru 冷し汁(ひやしじる)
hibiyashi 煮冷し(にびやし)
cooled soup, nizamashi 煮冷し(にざまし)
Miso soup and other kinds of soup are served cool.

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Hiyamugi 冷麦 (ひやむぎ) Wheat noodles chilled
on ice and served with a dipping sauce
hiyashi mugi 冷し麦(ひやしむぎ)
kirimugi 切麦(きりむぎ)


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Hiya soomen 冷索麺 (ひやそうめん)
cold thin somen noodles

..... 冷素麺(ひやそうめん)
hiyamen 冷麺(ひやめん)
cooling the somen, soomen hiyasu 索麺冷す(そうめんひやす)
letting somen flow down a bamboo pipe, soomen gagasu
索麺流す(そうめんながす)

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Soomen, somen noodles 索麺


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Hiya Yakko, hiyayakko 冷奴 (ひややっこ) cold tofu
hiyadoofu 冷豆腐(ひやどうふ)
mizudoofu 水豆腐(みずどうふ)


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Hoshi fugu 干河豚 (ほしふぐ) dried blowfish
..... hoshifugu 乾河豚(ほしふぐ)
"salted blowfish", shio fugu塩河豚(しおふぐ)
sarashiboshi さくら干し(さくらぼし)
noshifuguのし河豚(のしふぐ)


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Inari Sushi (inarizushi いなり寿司)


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Kani bishio, kanibshio 蟹醢 かにびしお
crabs in soy sauce
kanibishiko 蟹胥(かにびしこ)

crabs in soy sauce, kanibishio蟹醤(かにびしお)
pickled crabs, kanizuke 蟹漬(かにづけ)
A kind of shiokara 塩辛 pickles.


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Arrowroot, Kudzu (kuzu くず 葛)

Kuzu manjuu 葛饅頭 (くずまんじゅう) kuzu buns
kuzuzakura 葛桜(くずざくら)
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Kuzu mochi 葛餅 (くずもち)
rice cakes from kuzu arrowroot starch

powdered with kinako soybean flower.
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Kuzuneri 葛練 (くずねり) vermicelli with kuzu starch
kuzukiri 葛切(くずきり)
usually served in very sweet syrup (kuromitsu) and kinako powder, or anko sweet bean paste is added. Sometimes potato starch is added to the mix. The freshly prepared kuzukiri is placed on ice cubes for serving. It is a speciality of the hot summer in Kyoto.
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Kuzu soomen 葛索麺 (くずそうめん) kuzu like somen noodles
made with kuzu arrowroot starch. Usually eaten with sweet syrup (kuromitsu).
kuzumen 葛麺(くずめん)


kuzumizu 葛水 (くずみず) water with kuzu starch
kuzumizu yookan 葛水羊羹 yokan jelly with kuzu

CLICK for more photos KUZU grows very fast in summer, in fact it overgrows anything in its way and is quite a weed to take care of in rural areas. People try to take part of its vitality by eating many kuzu products in summer.
One of the best kuzu comes from Yoshino and is made by hand from autumn to winter in a long process of cleansing the starch. Made by Morino Yoshino Kuzu Honpo 森野吉野葛本舗.
One famous shop in Kyoto which sells only kuzu is Kagizen Yoshifusa 鍵善良房 .



葛水にうつりてうれし老(おい)のかほ
kuzumizu ni utsurite ureshi oi no kao

how happy I am -
my old face is reflected
in the arrowroot water

Yosa Buson 蕪村



くず水や 花の下ゆく吉野川
kuzumizu ya hana no shita yuku Yoshinogawa

arrowroot water -
under the blossoms flows
the Yoshino river


Kigin 季吟


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Kyarabuki 伽羅蕗 (きゃらぶき)
"aloeswood butterbur"



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Meshi sueru 飯饐える (めしすえる) "rice is sweating"
suemeshi 饐飯(すえめし)
ase no meshi 汗の飯(あせのめし)
meshi no ase 飯の汗(めしのあせ)
During the Edo period, when it was placed in a wooden barrel (komebitsu) to keep for the day and started drawing water and rot.



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Mizugai 水貝 (みずがい) "water abalone"
"raw abalone", namagai 生貝(なまがい)
Abalone awabi あわび、鮑、鰒 dish.
awabi : ear shell


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Namasu vinegar dressing dishes including:

Arai 洗膾 (あらい, 洗魚) "washing fish" for raw consumption
arai suzuki 洗鱸(あらいすずき)
arai tai 洗鯛(あらいたい)
arai koi 洗鯉(あらいこい)
"raw preparation", namazukuri生作り(いきづくり)

Ayu namasu 鮎膾 (あゆなます)

Oki namasu 沖膾 (おきなます) namasu prepared on the sea
segoshi namasu 背越膾(せごしなます)
aji no segoshi 鯵の背越(あじのせごし)


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Nasuzuke 茄子漬 (なすづけ) pickled eggplants and other dishes
..... nasubizuke なすび漬(なすびづけ)pickled aubergine
slightly pickled eggplants, asazuke nasu 浅漬茄子(あさづけなす)
to pickle eggplants, nasu tsukeru 茄子漬ける(なすつける)


Nasu no shigiyaki 茄子の鴫焼 (なすのしぎやき)
shigiyaki 鴫焼(しぎやき)
nasubi dengaku 茄子田楽(なすびでんがく)
fried egglpants with dengaku dressing.


nasubi dengaku 茄子田楽(なすびでんがく)eggplant dengaku
dengaku, dance and food


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Sarashikujira, sarashi kujira 晒鯨 (さらしくじら)
Fine sliced boiled whale

whale skin, kawa kujira 皮鯨(かわくじら)
salted whale, shio kujira 塩鯨(しおくじら)


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Shinbushi 新節 (しんぶし)
new dried bonito shavings

new katsuobushi 鰹節 of the season

namabushi 生節 (なまぶし) raw katsuobushi
namari なまり, namaribushiなまり節(なまりぶし)


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Shio kazunoko, 塩数の子 (しおかずのこ)
salted herring roe

This is a different preparation from those eaten in winter.
The salt is taken off by keepin in fresh water for a while, then sliced into small pieces and topped with katsuobushi and soy sauce. It is a favorite tsumami side dish in summer.


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Shiso 紫蘇 Perilla, beefsteak plant

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Sushi 鮓 (すし) sushi fish preparations

suhsi 鮨(すし)、sumoji すもじ
hakozushi, in a box 箱鮓(はこずし)
kokerazushi, 柿鮓(こけらずし)
Kokerazushi こけら寿司 / 柿寿司 / こけら鮨 layered sushi from Okayama
chirashizushi, mixed sushi 散し鮓(ちらしずし)
gomokuzushi, "five flavors" 五目鮓(ごもくずし)

inarizushi, 稲荷鮓(いなりずし, 稲荷寿司)

Shinodazushi 、信田鮓(しのだずし)
makizushi 巻鮓(まきずし)
sasamakizushi 笹巻鮓(ささまきずし) kenukizushi、毛抜鮓(けぬきずし)
matsu no sushi 松の鮓(まつのすし)
nigirizushi 握り鮓(にぎりずし)
hayazushi 早鮓(はやずし)
ichiyazushi 一夜鮓(いちやずし)
ayuzushi 鮎鮓(あゆずし)(Plecoglossus altivelis)
ayu no sugatazushi 鮎の姿鮓(あゆのすがたずし)

funazushi 鮒鮓(ふなずし)


iizushi 飯寿司(いいずし), izushi (いずし)sushi made from fermenting rice and fish i the same pot for a while.
see
hatahata ハタハタ from Akita


tsurubezushi 釣瓶鮓(つるべずし)
from : Yohsitsune Senbonzakura 義経千本桜 釣瓶鮓屋の場

Ujimaru zushi宇治丸鮓(うじまるずし)
saba no narezushi 鯖の馴鮓(さばのなれずし)
hatahatzushi ハタハタ鮓(はたはたずし)
sabazushi 鯖鮓(さばずし)

hattera ばってら
kobumakizushi 昆布巻鮓(こぶまきずし)

. Matsumaezushi from Hokkaido 松前鮓(まつまえずし)Sushi from Matsumae  


suzumezushi 雀鮓(すずめずし)
hamozushi 鱧鮓(はもずし)
masuzushi 鱒鮓(ますずし)
ja no sushi, from snakes 蛇の鮓(じゃのすし)
Oosakazushi from Osaka 大阪鮓(おおさかずし)
barezushi ばら鮓(ばらずし)
ararezushi あられ鮓(あられずし)

pressing sushi, sushi osu 鮓圧す(すしおす)
preparing sushi, sushi tsukeru 鮓漬ける(すしつける)
making sushi, sushi nareru 鮓熟れる(すしなれる)

stone for pressing, sushi no ishi 鮓の石(すしのいし)
barrel for making sushi, sushi oke 鮓桶(すしおけ)
vendor of sushi, shushi uri 鮓売(すしうり)


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Tokoroten, Jelly strips (tokoroten)
心太, 心天 (ところてん)
..... tokoroten 石花菜(ところてん)
"big heart" kokorobuto こころぶと
"heart and heaven", kokoroten こころてん


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Ume boshi 梅干 (うめぼし) ... dried plums
to dry plums, ume hosu 梅干す(うめほす)
to pickle plums, umezuke 梅漬(うめづけ)
..... ume tsukeru 梅漬ける(うめつける)


ni-ume 煮梅 ( にうめ) boiled plums
ao-ume niru, to boil green plums 青梅煮る(あおうめにる)

This kind of UME is in fact of the apricot variety.


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URI ... Gourd and Melon KIGO for Summer

rubbing gourds uri momi 瓜揉 (うりもみ)
..... uri momu 瓜揉む(うりもむ)
rubbed gourd, momi uri 揉瓜(もみうり)
cutting gourds, uri kizamu 瓜きざむ(うりきざむ)
rubbing cucumbers, kyuuri momi 胡瓜揉(きゅうりもみ)
gourd with namasu dressing, uri namasu 瓜膾(うりなます)


pickled gourd, urizuke 瓜漬 (うりづけ)
..... tsuke-uri, tsuke uri 漬瓜(つけうり)
pickled cucumbers, kyuurizuke 胡瓜漬(きゅうりづけ)
pickled Shiro-uri, shiro urizuke 越瓜漬(しろうりづけ)


drying gourds, hoshi-uri 乾瓜 (ほしうり)
..... 干瓜(ほしうり)
"drying before a thunderstorm",
kaminariboshi 雷干(かみなりぼし)


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Yude azuki 茹小豆 (ゆであずき)
boiled beans in sweet sauce

sweet rice cake soup
ni azuki 煮小豆(にあずき)
hiyashijiruko 冷し汁粉(ひやししるこ)
o-shiruko is sometimes also served warm in winter.
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see shiratama, sweets in summer

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箸置も橋のかたちに夏料理
hashioki mo hashi no katachi ni natsu ryoori

the chopsitck rest also
in the form of a bridge -
summer food


Kita Koosei 北光星
source : yoshi5.web.infoseek.co.jp

a play with words about HASHI, also meaning bridge.


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運ばるる氷の音の夏料理
hakobaruru koori no oto no natsu ryoori

the sound of ice
as she caries it -
summer food

Hasegawa Kai 長谷川櫂
source : 現代俳句抄


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5/24/2008

Yamagata

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Yamagata Prefecture (山形県, Yamagata-ken)
is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tohoku region on Honshū island. Its capital is Yamagata.
The aboriginal Ezo people (蝦夷) once inhabited the area now known as Yamagata. During the Heian Period (794–1185), the Fujiwara (藤原) family ruled the area. Yamagata City flourished during the Edo Period (1603–1867) due to its status as a castle town and post station, famous for beni (red safflower dye used in the production of handspun silk).
In 1649, the famous haiku poet, Matsuo Bashō visited Yamagata during his five-month trip to the northern regions of Japan. Yamagata, with Akita Prefecture, composed Dewa Province until the Meiji Restoration.

Yamagata Prefecture is the largest producer of cherries and pears in Japan. A large quantity of other kinds of fruits such as grapes, apples, peaches, melons, persimmons and watermelons are also produced here.
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Carp, Carps (koi 鯉)

***** Location: Japan, Yamagata
***** Season: All Summer
***** Category: Animal


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Explanation

Carp, KIGO for all Summer   

golden red carp, higoi 緋鯉 ひごい
"carp with freckles", madaragoi 斑鯉(まだらごい)
"sun carp", higoi 日鯉(ひごい)
"brocade carp", nishikigoi 錦鯉(にしきごい)、
"special carp", kawarigoi 変り鯉(かわりごい)

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Carp, Yonezawa koi 米沢 鯉 is a speciality of Yonezawa city, former castle town of the Uesugi clan.

Pure water and the intense cold of winter work on the carp of Yonezawa, with absolutely none of the smell of mud peculiar to ordinary river fish; Yonezawa Carp are shipped after not two, but three years.

apples

YONEZAWA BEEF
The flavor lies in the climate, soil and water well-suited to rearing and also in painstaking efforts involved in raising. Sukiyaki, shabu-shabu and steak are all delicious. There is also soybean paste-pickled beef as a delightful gift.
The fat of the meat is soft and stays soft when cold, so it is suitable for station lunchboxes.

gyuuniku domannaka 牛肉どまんなか
Beef Domannaka

Station Lunchbox with hashed meat and small cuts of meat, flavored in a special sauce with soysauce, sake and secret ingredients. A simple dish, where the meat is combined with the local rice variety, Domannaka, which is good for taking on the flavor of gravey.
Mada by Shinkineya 「新杵屋」(しんきねや).
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Other specialities:
buckwheat noodle restaurants
Sake
YONEZAWA-ORI weaving

source :  yamagata-u.ac.jp

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More Yamagata Dishes 山形郷土料理
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gibooshi ギボウシ(擬宝珠) hosta leaves



gyoojana 行者菜 Gyojana, "green chives for mountain ascetics"
Nagai Town 山形県長井市



hippari udon ひっぱりうどん "pulling at udon noodles"A pack of natto and some saba from the can is mixed in a bowl, then rings of leek and soysauce are mixed to make a sauce, where the boiled udon (which are served in a big pot and all can take their share) are now put in. They are mixed until the sauce has covered them well and then ... slurp ... all is eaten.
This was a staple winter food of the poor people, who could keep udon packs, cans of fish and home-made natto in their homes. Other fish cans are also used now, for example salmon or tunafish. Some mix the sauce with powder cheese or tenkasu, anything goes ...
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kigo for late autumn

imoni (いもに) 芋煮 "boiled satoimo taro potatoes"
This dish originated in Yonezawa, Yamagata, being prepared outdide in large pots for a crowd to enjoy the cool evenings.
It is made from sato-imo taro roots, leek, konnyaku and local beef, the broth flavored with soy sauce.
This has migrated to other parts of Japan, with other ingredients and even miso for the broth !
But the real inhabitants of Yamagata dislike a broth with pork, for example.
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imoni nabe いも煮鍋
imonijiru 芋煮汁
quote
Annual potato stew festival held in Yamagata
Thousands of people have enjoyed potato stew cooked in a giant pot at an annual event in Yamagata City, northern Japan.
The organizers began cooking the stew in a 6-meter diameter pot on Sunday morning. They used 1,200 kilograms of beef, 3,000 kilograms of taro potatoes and 3,500 Japanese leeks.
Thirty-thousand servings were sold for 300 yen, or about 4 dollars.
The organizers checked the radiation levels of the ingredients due to concerns about possible contamination from the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
They also invited 120 people who had to evacuate their homes because of the March 11th disasters.
The chief organizer, Akira Kaitou, says he hopes everyone will feel happy about eating tasty food from Yamagata Prefecture.
source : NHK news

. Japan after the BIG earthquake March 11, 2011 .


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kujira mochi くじら餅 "whale mochi cakes""




nikusoba 肉そば Chinese noodles with chicken meat and leek
it is serverd cold, "Cool Niku Soba"
From Kahoku village



soomen ankake そうめん餡かけ somen noodles with sweet sauce


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ukogi うこぎ / 五加木 kind of aralia tree
Acanthopanax sieboldianum Makino
The leaves have been used as food in the Yonezawa area since the Edo period, when the daimyo Naoe Kanetsugu 直江 兼続(なおえ かねつぐ 1560 - 1619) made them plant this trees for fences around the homes and have some food in times of need.
Kanetsugu gave up fighting Ieyasu (he had no chance to win) and was reduced in force to live in Yonezawa.
ukogi gohan うこぎごはん rice with ukogi leaves
ukogicha ウコギ茶 tea from ukogi leaves
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kigo for mid-spring

ukogi 五加木 (うこぎ) kind of aralia tree
..... ukogi 五加(うこぎ), mukogi むこぎ
ukogigaki 五加垣(うこぎがき)hedge of aralia trees
ukogi tsumu 五加摘む(うこぎつむ)picking aralia leaves (for tea)


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yukina ゆきな / 雪菜 "snow leaves"
The plant is harvested in october, put back into the earth and covered with straw. Now the deep snow of Yamagata covers it for some weeks to make it more eatable and sweet. It can be dug out all winter, it tasts slightly of wasabi.
In former times it was simple put through hot water
fusubezuke, fusube zuke ふすべづけ "hot water pickles"
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It is difficult to dig out in winter and its planting was almost stopped. Now some farmers try to revive the habit of eating this leafy vegetable.

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Strawberries / Cherries / Peach / Western pear / Apple / Yamagata beef / Oysters / Ayu-fish / Rice / Nameko mushrooms on wood

Soba noodles
Traditional techniques and flavor handed down from generation to generation. Enjoy our hospitality with our hand-made soba.
Yamagata has many varieties of soba noodles. Each soba restaurant has it's own taste and style. There is a “city style soba”, which can be eaten smoothly. Also, there is a “country style soba”, which is simple and plain, but has a great soba aroma.

If you visit Yamagata, you will definitely be able to find a soba type which suits you.
We have “Gassan Sansai Soba”, where you dip cool soba noodles into a pot of mountain vegetable and mushroom soup. Another soba is cool “Niku Soba” which has chicken and leek on top of the soba. This was started in Kahoku-machi. Also, We have “Gesoten soba”, which has a deep-fried squid on top of the soba. Especially, There is “Ita soba”, which used to be served in a big in the farmer meeting. You can enjoy the vestige of their old style.
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Things found on the way


Carp farming may have started in
Yayoi period: fossil study

People in Japan’s Yayoi period may have already been engaged in carp farming for winter storage, a group of researchers said Thursday, based on a recent study on fossils of young carp’s teeth discovered at a major archeological site. According to the group, the analysis based on the discovery at the Asahi site in Aichi Prefecture, a huge moated settlement from the 4th century B.C. to the 4th century A.D., marks the earliest illustration of carp farming in Japan.

‘‘I suppose Yayoi people released carp in the spawning season into rice fields, moats or ponds, and that the fish produced eggs—a primitive farming probably started in such a way,’’ said Tsuneo Nakajima, a senior curator specializing in fish ecology at the Lake Biwa Museum in Shiga Prefecture, which analyzed the fossils. The finding is also significant because people in the Yayoi period had been thought to have procured food mainly by hunting and gathering, the researchers said.
source :  www.japantoday.com


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Related words

***** . Folk Toys from Yamagata .

. karakara senbei からからせんべい crackers with toys inside .



***** WASHOKU : Regional Japanese Dishes

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