Foodstuffs and animal stocks in Shizuoka Prefecture are not only safe to consume, but they are also a reference when it comes to Japanese Gastronomy!
From Wednesday September 14th through Tuesday September 20th, the “Fuji No Kuni Big Shizuoka Fair” is held on the 8th floor of Isetan Department Store in Shizuoka City!
This is the time to hurry and check what’s on display and sale as the long holiday weekend will see a real tussle!

Our good friends from Mariko Kocha Black Tea’s Stand!

It certainly was a battlefield today and taking photographs was almost a commando’s work with all the grannies unmercifully hitting you in the back. Sharing a word with the food stands owners and staff was alike to make yourself heard in the French Assembly!
I somehow managed to take the pulse of the event to give you a small idea that I hope will convince you to visit the place in the following days (rain would be welcome! LOL)!

Izu Iroha Organic foods from Itoh City!

I just couldn’t cover everything without making myself a real nuisance so I kept to some people I knew well and to some I wanted to make acquaintance with!
The first people I had the pleasure to discover with were two young ladies who had come all the way from Itoh City in Izu Peninsula to introduce their brand new company, Izu Iroha and the organic products they have been gathering from producers working in their region.
A big report coming soon!

Freshly harvested rice from Ota Farm in Iwata City!
They go as far as producing an official document proving that their rice is safe (especially from radioactive emissions) with every article sold!
Another report in the offing!

YSC, another major pork producer from Fujinomiya City.
Their pork called Fujikinka/富士金華豚 is advertized with excellent and transparent traceability!
Another reason to visit Fujinomiya City soon!

Shizuoka Umare/静岡産まれ Eggs by Hosoya Company in Kikugawa City!
Sorry for the blurred picture… A granny pitilessly hit me hard in the back!
I’m always interested in eggs, so I will make myself a nuisance!

My forte: Shizuoka Prefecture sake!

They feature only sake made with Shizuoka-grown Homare Fuji sake rice!

Naka Izu winery, The only winery in Shizuoka Prefecture in Izu Peninsula!

Lots of tasting reports for the future!

Oratche Company in Kannami, Mishima City!
I kept this one for the last as they not only produce first-class milk, butter, cheese, cakes and biscuits but also superlative beers!
Their beers were the first organic beers made in Japan! Their yeast is still alive contrary to the “normal beers”!
Now, this will be an enormous report for the very near future!

There are so many others. Hamamatsu gyoza, Makinohara Cakes, Mishima Croquettes, Matsuki Bio Farm products and so on to sample and buy, so hurry!

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