Aomori is the top producer of many products in Japan.
The prefecture offers unique, locally sustained products.
“Sasa-mochi” is a seasonal specialty made locally in Aomori during the early summer months when new sasa bamboo leaves come in season. Unlike sasa-mochi from other regions, the sasa-mochi in Aomori is wrapped in the sasa leaves without binding and takes advantage of the antibacterial properties of sasa leaves. more
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.