The 29th No.1 Imoni-kai Festival

“No.1 Imoni-kai Festival” is fall-time tradition in Akita.
In fall, families and friends get together, make oven with stones, like camp, at riverside, and enjoy traditional Nabe dishes with taros, beef, konnyaku(a gelatinous food made from devil’s-tongue starch), and leeks.
This festival marks the arrival of “Imoni season.”
The event was started by youth group of Yamagata chamber of commerce from 1989. A 6m of pot, 3 tons of taros, 1.2 tons of beef, 3,500 konnyakus, 3,500 of leeks, 700L of soy-source, around 90L of Nihonshu, 200kg of sugar, 6 tons of water and 6 tons of firewood are used for the nabe dishes.
This is the biggest scale in Japan.

Last updated: 10 August, 2017

17 September, 2017

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Mamigasaki river location Sotsuki brigde

4, Sotsukimachi, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata 990-0065

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