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EVENT(October 2018)

Idyllic Landscape Just Outside Tokyo: The Town of Kawajima, Saitama Prefecture Visit Kawajima Harvest Fair!

From Friday October 26 through to Sunday October 28, 2018, Kawajima Harvest Fair will be held at Marugoto Nippon in Asakusa, delivering the charm of the town of Kawajima, Saitama Prefecture.

Located about 45 km from Tokyo and surrounded by rivers on all four sides, Kawajima is a town with a population of about 20,000 that still thrives within a great natural environment. It boasts a beautiful natural environment with blossoms in all four seasons, and local resources such as agricultural products spawned by the blessings of nature, such as the town’s abundant water and greenery.

You can see such charming assets of Kawajima at Marugoto Nippon, Asakusa, at food booths, confectionery classes, and restaurants serving original dishes made with local foods from Kawajima.

Come to Asakusa and take this great opportunity to delight in the wonders of Kawajima.

■ Outline of Kawajima Harvest Fair

  • Date
    12:00-18:00 Friday, October 26,October 26, 2018/10:00-18:00, Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 2018
    *The confectionery class is held only on Saturday, October 27 (reservations only)

    Venue
    Taiken Hiroba Asakusa Nippon-ku, 3F, Marugoto Nippon(https://marugotonippon.com
    (Address: 2-6-7 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo)

    Hosted by
    Kawajima Town, Saitama Prefecture

(1) Kawajima food booths

There will be food booths during the event period, selling Kawajima’s foods and offering opportunities for you to taste and buy famous products from popular stores and restaurants, from agricultural products such as the famous figs and Kawagoe Clan Cellar Rice, to confections and ramen.

■Participating stores
Saitama-Chuo Japan Agricultural Cooperatives, Kawajima Fig Producers’ Union, Senbei Fukumaru (a rice cracker store), Fueki Shoyu Ltd., Smile Café 1/2, Chuka Soba Yotsuba, and more

45 km from Central Tokyo: Kawajima’s Bounteous Agricultural Products
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(2) A confectionery class given by confection researcher marimo (reservations only)

At the confectionery class, popular confectionery researcher marimo will show you her original recipe with figs from Kawajima. She will also show fancy arrangements and tips for taking good snapshots for photogenic social media posts.

Season’s Flavor: Fig
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*The confectionery class is held only on Saturday, October 27 (free of charge, reservations only, up to 24 people per class). Apply from the link below.
https://shungate-kawajima.peatix.com

お菓子研究家marimoさん

(3) Display of Kawajima’s certified KJ Brand products

There will be a display of 21 excellent products from Kawajima, crowned with a KJ (Kawajima) Brand certification. KJ Brand is a collective name granted to charming local resources and products that: (1) are only available in Kawajima that reflect its uniqueness, (2) are high-quality, safe and secure products and resources, and (3) improve the town’s image.

What is KJ brand?:https://kj-brand-kawajima.jp/brand/

③川島町特産品「KJブランド」認証品の展示

(4) Restaurant fair held at the same time, with dishes from Kawajima

You will find a restaurant fair on the third floor of the building, at Café M/N, offering original dishes featuring Kawajima’s local food. Why not enjoy beautifully arranged dishes from Kawajima?

Café M/N:http://cafe-mn.com/

Menu examples
□Kawajima suttate set meal
□Gojiru set meal with Kawajima vegetables
□A dessert made with white dumplings, sweet red bean paste, and Kawajima figs
*The menu is subject to change.

The fair is also held at restaurants across Tokyo.
https://shun-gate.com/en/kawajima/event_2.html

飲食店フェア

Marugoto Nippon

Location 2-6-7 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Hours 1st/2nd floor 10:00-20:00
3rd floor 10:00-21:00
4th floor 11:00-23:00
Closed Open every day
URL https://marugotonippon.com