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

Surf Clam

Surf Clam

Surf clam, known as “uba-gai” or “hokki-gai,” is the king of winter clams. The Kitahama Waters from the coast of Hachinohe to Misawa are great... more

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LOCAL CUISINE

Dried Mochi

Dried Mochi

Dried mochi, or “hoshi-mochi,” is a traditional preserved food from the northwestern area of the Tsugaru region in Aomori prefecture. It is also called kori-mochi,... more

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AOMORI RECIPE

Nabekko-Dango

Nabekko-DangoNov 30, 2022

“Nabekko-Dango,” a Dango dumpling of kneaded rice flour served with azuki bean paste, is the local traditional dish in the southern area of Aomori Prefecture. There are various origins of its name, one of which they call “Nabekko-Dango” because the figure, formed round and pressed its middle in, looks like “nabe (pot).” Depending on the region, people also call it “Hechoco-Dango (hechoco means navel in the local dialect).” Local people also made it as an offering to Agricultural Gods and Daishi (honorific title in Buddhism) during celebrations, such as “Tenorie,” a festival praying for a good harvest after the completion of the rice-planting work, or “Aki-jimai” festival at the end of autumn after the harvest. 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.