Miyagi's Nature Nurtures Food
Surrounded by nature with a rich variety of food produced from the sea, mountains and land

The climate of Miyagi is mild, not too cold or hot compared to other areas in the Tohoku (Northeastern Japan) region, and has less snow, with the exception of the foothills of the Ou mountains.
The terrain is rather simple; the Ou mountains run vertically along the border of Yamagata Prefecture border in the west - the entire range forms mountain villages while many rivers in the east form the plains. The Kitakami hills are located to the northeast, Abukuma hills in the south, and the Ria coast in the north and sandy coastline in the south run along the Pacific Ocean.
These natural conditions allow for rice and many other agricultural products to grow plentifully and for an abundant amount of seafood to be caught, contributing to the growth of the Date family's food culture.

Miyagi’s Tradition Nurtures Food

Tradition passed down from the era of the feudal lord Date Masamune to the present

The feudal lord Date Masamune, famous for his taste in gourmet, made various efforts for food in this area that is blessed with rich food resources.
From early on, the Sendai clan dedicated itself to the development of new fields and flood control projects to develop the broad area of the Sendai plains for rice cultivation. The fiefs of the feudal lord in the Sendai clan grew year by year, and in the end it is said that the fields were actually more than one million "koku" (quantity of rice and unit of measurement to assess clan’s wealth) although the official number was said to be 620,000 "koku."
The Date family served conventional and suitable menus at events, with each of the dishes adding an elegant touch to the occasion. We can see how much they felt blessed with their surrounding nature and seasons through the traditional foods prepared during Doll and Boy's Day festivals, moon-viewing, and the last working day of the year.


Sendai Beef.
Sendai Black Beef

仙台牛・仙台黒毛和牛

Branded beef of national top level in both name and taste.

 

Premium 
Hitomebore Rice

プレミアムひとめぼれ吟撰米

Highly appraised, premium rice with an ultimate taste.

 

Miyagi Shirome
Soybeans

ミヤギシロメ(大豆)

Premium branded soybeans.

 

Mou Ikko 
(one more piece)

もういっこ(いちご)

Large, fresh and sweet-tasting strawberries .

 

Zao Pears

蔵王地区 光センサー選果なし

Juicy pears, each carefully selected by the level of sweetness.

 

Delicious Tomato

デリシャストマト

Super sweet, tasting like fruit!

 

Miyagino Pork

宮城野豚(宮城野豚みのり)

Delicate texture developed by raising pigs on rice.

 

Marbled Red Pork

しもふりレッド

Perfect, balancing marbled pork with a soft texture.

 

Silver Salmon

ぎんざけ

First farm-raised silver salmon in Japan.

 

Sanriku-Shiogama
Higashi Mono
(Big-eye Tuna)

三陸塩竈ひがしもの

Well-selected big-eye tuna – a fisherman’s pride.

 

Wakame Seaweed

わかめ

Grown in rich conditions, firm and thick texture, full of nutrients.

 

Small Green Onion

小ねぎ

An essential brilliant green garnish, filled with beta-carotene and vitamin C.

 

Chijimi Spinach
(Crumpled spinach)

ちぢみほうれんそう

Crumpled sweet spinach grown in the cold winter season.

 

Wasabi

わさび

Raised only in fresh, clear water.

 

Bolt-grown Shiitake Mushrooms

原木しいたけ

Special shiitake mushrooms grown surrounded by the bountiful nature.

 

Hatake Shimeji Mushrooms

はたけしめじ

Rare mushrooms grown under fine management.

 

Blueberries

ブルーベリー

Natural, organic healthy sweets.

 

Minamisanriku Harutsuge Yasai (Herald Spring Vegetables)

南三陸春告げやさい

Delivering a sense of spring from Minamisanriku Town to your dinner table.

 

Chamame
(Brown Edamame)

茶豆

Edamame soybeans rich in fragrance and sweetness.

 

Sendai Magari Negi (Curved green onion)

仙台曲がりねぎ

A traditional vegetable eaten since the Meiji era.

 
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