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Mitsukoshi hosts Hiroshima & Shimane products exhibition

Date Posted: 2012-04-13

The Okinawa Mitsukoshi is hosting an exhibition of Hiroshima prefecture and Shimane prefecture products through Monday.

Hiroshima Prefecture is most known for being the site of one of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II, but is the one of biggest cities in Japan now. Hiroshima is also famous for Miyajima, one of the three great views of Japan. As for Hiroshima’s food, people will answer “Okonomiyaki” or “Oysters” when you ask Japanese what is the famous food in Hiroshima? These foods are available at the Okinawa Mitsukoshi venue. There’s also “Momiji Manjyu”, the famous sweets in Hiroshima, and it’s available at the tasting corner, and can be purchased to take home.

Shimane is a prefecture located in western Japan, right alongside Hiroshima prefecture. Shimane is famous for Izumo Taisha shrine, one of the most venerated shrines in Japan. The shrine is famous for good meetings. When you go and pray there, it is said prayers are answered by getting grace about meeting a good partner. It’s a popular place for young people to go pray. With regard to food, Shimane prefecture is right beside by Japan Sea, so sea food is fresh and good! Take note, Shimane Japanese sake is good too.

The exhibition runs through April 16th at Okinawa Mitsukoshi Department Store, on the 6th floor. It’s open 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every day except the final day, when it closes at 5:00 p.m.

There are 21 shops from Shimane, and 17 shops from Hiroshima. Shimane specialties include lightly pickled vegetables, duck meat hamburger steak, Wakakusa, Shijimi shell, Sake, Japanese wines, seafood, sweets, wood crafts etc. From Hiroshima: Okonomiyaki, Momiji gone manju, Oyster fries, Oyster rice, wood crafts etc.

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