Fairs

Hokkaido Fair 2022 / Kegani : Hairy Crab

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Hokkaido Fair 2022  / Kegani : Hairy Crab

So Meaty And Fully Packed with UMAMI In Hokkaido, freshly caught hairy crab (called Kegani in Japan and nicknamed “Horsehair” crabs elsewhere in the world) is available throughout the year. Kegani is smaller than the snow crab and the red king crab, making many people say it is more difficult to eat. However, in refined Japanese cuisine, connoisseurs particularly favor Kegani since this crab’s compactness provides dense, delicious meat with a firm texture and exceptional sweetness. These crabs are usually boiled in saltwater in order to bring out their naturally rich flavors, and they’re then cut into sections and eaten...

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Hokkaido Fair 2022 / Sustainability

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In Hokkaido, seafood is responsibly managed by utilizing science-based approaches to help fish stocks, communities, and entire ecosystems thrive for generations to come.  The focus has shifted from “catching” to “raising” fisheries.  For example, the cultivation of scallops from young shellfish has become mainstream. Hatching and releasing of  salmon fish are actively conducted in order to later catch salmon that have returned to the estuary after reaching adulthood in the ocean. Moreover, Hokkaido Fisheries have adopted regulations to ensure that this balance of sea life is preserved. Such rules include limiting the total amount of fish to be caught, allowing...

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Hokkaido Fair 2022 / A World Renowned Fishery Kingdom

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Hokkaido is surrounded by three bodies of water – the Sea of Japan, the Pacific Ocean, and the Sea of Okhotsk. This convenient location makes this prefecture one of the world’s foremost fishery areas where a wide variety of seasonal fish are landed. In addition, Hokkaido has four colorful seasons with significant snowfall in the winter and mild weather in the summer. The deep, cold waters provide an abundance of fresh seafood including crab, scallops, and salmon. Thus, this fishery kingdom boasts one-fourth of Japan’s total catch, most of it being natural rather than cultivated.

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Hokkaido Fair 2022 / Hokkaido – Japan’s Northern Frontier

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Hokkaido is the second-largest island of Japan and is the northernmost prefecture in the country.  It is the most unspoiled of Japan’s four main islands, and as such, attracts many nature-lovers with its clean air, pure blue skies, colorful flowers, rolling hills, and majestic mountains.  Furthermore, Hokkaido is blessed with a rich bounty of delicacies: fresh seafood and high-quality farm products. For these reasons, it is one of Japan’s top travel destinations for Japanese and for foreign tourists.

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Grand opening and Hokkaido Fair 2022 / FEb.1 Start!!

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Grand opening and Hokkaido Fair 2022  /  FEb.1 Start!!

We are happy to finally announce the set date for our grand opening: Feb. 1, 2022!To commemorate this long awaited event, we will be holding a “Hokkaido Fair."Hokkaido is the northernmost prefecture in Japan and is blessed with a rich bounty of delicacies: fresh seafood and high-quality farm products. It also is one of Japan’s top travel destinations for Japanese and for foreign tourists.We will have fresh seafood imported from Hokkaido as well as a variety of delectable Hokkaido products.Please come check our store!We are excited to see all of you very soon!

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