AEON touts Uruma products

Mozuku seaweed is an ingredient in these croquettes.

Healthy, locally produced products of Okinawa will be one element of the coming three-day Uruma City Exhibition, balanced by entertainment at the AEON Naha Shopping Center.

Steamed “agarasaa” buns are a delicacy from the middle part of Okinawa.

To be sure residents of Okinawa’s largest city appreciates what Uruma City has to offer, the Friday, Saturday and Sunday exhibition is taking place in Naha City at the AEON Naha Shopping Center, on the first floor at 5-10-2 Kanagusuku.  Uruma City is pulling out all the stops to attract potential customers to learn about its local products, including brown sugar products, Awamori and the golden sweet potato.

The exhibition runs 10 a.m. ~ 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. ~ 6 p.m. on Sunday.  Saturday is complete with opening ceremonies at 11:30 a.m., with the Uruma and Waido hero show twice at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  On Sunday, there will be Esu Eisa performances at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Okinawa folk singer Chihiro Kamiya live on stage at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Ryujin no Utage performance at 5 p.m. .  ‘Ryujin no Utage’ is the comprehensive traditional Ryukyu art performance composed of Dragon dance, drum performance and traditional art, and shows a dynamic stage

Organizers say they are sure people who are concerned about the health would like ‘Nuchi Anpan’, which is bean-jam bun.  This bun is made with special care using wild yeast, non-use butter, eggs and milk, local salt ‘Nuchi Masu’ with high contained minerals etc.  Croquette made by seaweed ‘Mozuku’ will be there from a popular Tempura store.