UMAIMONO AOMORI

No.1 food

Aomori is the top producer of many products in Japan.

No.1 food

The prefecture offers unique, locally sustained products.

AOMORI SPECIALTY GUIDE

Japanese Smelt

Japanese Smelt

Lake Ogawara is the largest lake in Aomori prefecture and the largest source of icefish in Japan. It is also the largest source of Japanese... more

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LOCAL CUISINE

Wakaoi Onigiri

Wakaoi Onigiri

The most well-known preparation of rice in Japanese cuisine is, without question, “sushi.” However, the original Japanese soul food is rice balls, or “onigiri.” Wakaoi... more

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AOMORI RECIPE

Nishime, simmered vegetable

Nishime, simmered vegetableJan 24, 2023

“Nishime” is a Japanese dish made when people gather, such as on New Year’s Day or Obon (a Japanese Buddhist custom day in summer). Sometimes, people cook in large quantities using a large pot, reheat and eat for several days. The dish includes various ingredients like vegetables, mountain vegetables, and soybeans products; therefore, it has a good nutrition balance. more

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ABOUT AOMORI

Aomori is home to a rich natural environment producing fresh top-quality produce. In addition, Aomori has distinct food cultures that have developed and continue to evolve within its many local regions.