AKITA

Smoked Daikon Pickles (Iburi Gakko)

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Product description:

Iburi gakko, literally meaning smoked pickles in the local dialect, have long been a traditional favorite for the people of Akita. They are hung over an irori fire pit for smoking and are pickled in a mixture of rice bran and salt. The most popular ingredient, and included in this product, is daikon radish.  

Retail price:

JPY 521

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

 

Namahage Akita Miso

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Product description:

This is a very popular miso for the local people of Akita, and is considered a taste typical of mother’s home cooking. There are two types, tsubu (granular) and koshi (smooth) available, and both have a mild flavor and aroma perfect for miso soup. Namahage demons in Akita folklore are pictured on the packet.

Retail price:

JPY 270

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

Hon-Jozo Namachozo-shu Hyotan

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Product description:

This premium honjozo sake is bottled in a receptacle shaped like a Sennari Hyotan gourd, famed as the battle standard mark of the feudal lord Hideyoshi. When the sake is poured, this bottle makes something of a strange noise, but this is just another unique characteristic to add to the enjoyment of this tasty beverage. Namachozo-shu is a kind of sake that is pasteurized only once before bottling, leaving it with a refreshing flavor and a light touch on the palate. The versatile taste of this marvelous drink goes well with any kind of food.  

Retail price:

JPY 389

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

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Smoked Daikon Pickles (Iburi Gakko)

Product description:

Iburi gakko, literally meaning smoked pickles in the local dialect, have long been a traditional favorite for the people of Akita. They are hung over an irori fire pit for smoking and are pickled in a mixture of rice bran and salt. The most popular ingredient, and included in this product, is daikon radish.  

Retail price:

JPY 521

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

 

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Namahage Akita Miso

Product description:

This is a very popular miso for the local people of Akita, and is considered a taste typical of mother’s home cooking. There are two types, tsubu (granular) and koshi (smooth) available, and both have a mild flavor and aroma perfect for miso soup. Namahage demons in Akita folklore are pictured on the packet.

Retail price:

JPY 270

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

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Hon-Jozo Namachozo-shu Hyotan

Product description:

This premium honjozo sake is bottled in a receptacle shaped like a Sennari Hyotan gourd, famed as the battle standard mark of the feudal lord Hideyoshi. When the sake is poured, this bottle makes something of a strange noise, but this is just another unique characteristic to add to the enjoyment of this tasty beverage. Namachozo-shu is a kind of sake that is pasteurized only once before bottling, leaving it with a refreshing flavor and a light touch on the palate. The versatile taste of this marvelous drink goes well with any kind of food.  

Retail price:

JPY 389

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

Akita Sake Jelly Meishu-Monogatari Taiheizan

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Product description:

This is an innovative dessert that represents the traditional and meticulous craftwork of breweries and brewmasters of sake. This distinctive taste, a little different from that of sake, captured in jelly is achieved through a special production method, and enjoyed as it is or frozen like sherbet. Less than 3% alcohol by content.

Retail price:

JPY 260

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

Vinegared Chorogi

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Product description:

These are pickled tubers of chorogi, or Chinese artichoke, featuring a very unique crunchy texture. They are often eaten as an ingredient in soups in certain overseas countries.  

Retail price:

JPY 453

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

Yokote Yakisoba Noodles

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Product description:

Yokote yakisoba, or stir-fried noodles, features thick, straight noodles mixed well with a sweet and savory brown sauce flavored with dashi stock. This local specialty is usually served with two toppings to further stimulate the appetite: a sunny-side up egg and fukujinzuke pickles.

Retail price:

JPY 540

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

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Akita Sake Jelly Meishu-Monogatari Taiheizan

Product description:

This is an innovative dessert that represents the traditional and meticulous craftwork of breweries and brewmasters of sake. This distinctive taste, a little different from that of sake, captured in jelly is achieved through a special production method, and enjoyed as it is or frozen like sherbet. Less than 3% alcohol by content.

Retail price:

JPY 260

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

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Vinegared Chorogi

Product description:

These are pickled tubers of chorogi, or Chinese artichoke, featuring a very unique crunchy texture. They are often eaten as an ingredient in soups in certain overseas countries.  

Retail price:

JPY 453

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

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Yokote Yakisoba Noodles

Product description:

Yokote yakisoba, or stir-fried noodles, features thick, straight noodles mixed well with a sweet and savory brown sauce flavored with dashi stock. This local specialty is usually served with two toppings to further stimulate the appetite: a sunny-side up egg and fukujinzuke pickles.

Retail price:

JPY 540

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

Kiritanpo (5 pieces)

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Product description:

Kiritanpo, made from rice, has long been eaten in Akita as a special traditional food for celebrations, but is now actually a fairly common home-style dish. The most popular way to eat it is in a hot pot, stewed with meat, mushrooms, vegetables, and other ingredients.

Retail price:

JPY 432

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

Babahera Milky

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Product description:

Fujiya’s “Milky” is a popular candy brand, famous all over Japan. This special version is inspired by Akita’s beloved Babahera Ice Cream, featuring a mixture of banana and strawberry flavors. Only available in Akita. 

Retail price:

JPY 648

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

Shibapon Containing Persimmon Vinegar

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Product description:

Ponzu is a citrus-based sauce with a soy sauce flavor, but may be a little too sharp for some people’s taste. This Shibapon uses healthy persimmon vinegar, instead of citrus, for less acidity than general ponzu. Its light, delicious flavor is the perfect dressing for many kinds of dishes, such as grilled seafood, tofu, salads, omelets, and cold somen noodles.

Retail price:

JPY 276 

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

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Kiritanpo (5 pieces)

Product description:

Kiritanpo, made from rice, has long been eaten in Akita as a special traditional food for celebrations, but is now actually a fairly common home-style dish. The most popular way to eat it is in a hot pot, stewed with meat, mushrooms, vegetables, and other ingredients.

Retail price:

JPY 432

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

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Babahera Milky

Product description:

Fujiya’s “Milky” is a popular candy brand, famous all over Japan. This special version is inspired by Akita’s beloved Babahera Ice Cream, featuring a mixture of banana and strawberry flavors. Only available in Akita. 

Retail price:

JPY 648

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza

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Shibapon Containing Persimmon Vinegar

Product description:

Ponzu is a citrus-based sauce with a soy sauce flavor, but may be a little too sharp for some people’s taste. This Shibapon uses healthy persimmon vinegar, instead of citrus, for less acidity than general ponzu. Its light, delicious flavor is the perfect dressing for many kinds of dishes, such as grilled seafood, tofu, salads, omelets, and cold somen noodles.

Retail price:

JPY 276 

Where to buy:

Yurakucho/Ginza