Miyagi Prefecture is known as the motherland of Sasanishiki and Hitomebore rice as well as having the best fishing grounds in all of mainland Japan. It is blessed with rich food from the sea, mountains and land, including Miyagi’s rice crops, fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables, and meat.
In addition to great taste and quality, each food has its own story based on producers' excellent techniques and meticulousness, the local climate, history and image.
Not only would we like you to savor the taste, we would also like you to learn more about the stories behind our food.
We hope readers of this website will become big fans of "Food Kingdom Miyagi." Enjoy!
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.