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Country Cooking with Local Mothers


Akagari-cho is said to be where the goddess of cereals, bearing the seeds of five grains, descended on the back of a red goose. In a quiet mountainside village of beautiful peaks is Akagari no Sato, also called Fureai Gakko. Here you can experience rice planting, rice harvesting, and other farming, and also cook countryside dishes with local mothers. There are many freshly picked ingredients including vegetables harvested from the fields, bamboo shoots taken from the mountains, and wild rice. You can also try your hand at the kashiwa mochi rice cakes eaten during seasonal festivals in May, learning from the mothers. When the food is ready, enjoy it with everyone while gazing at the mountains.

Chewy kashiwa mochi, just like mom used to make!

A vast field!

Cooking and eating together makes food taste great!