Hegi Soba

These soba noodles are made using funori, a type of seaweed traditionally used as a glue in Tokamachi's textile industry. They are firm but smooth, and served in bite-sized servings, separated by hand on a wooden tray known as a hegi.

Hegi Soba Noodles

Sake

Sake

Tokamachi's locally produced sakes are produced using rice grown with crystal clear snowmelt water - a gift from the harsh winter's snowfall. Rich in flavor, they are fragrant and go down smooth.

Textiles

The unique thing about Tokamachi's kimono industry is that it is known for both its weaving and dyeing practices. A variety of traditional techniques have been passed on through generations and continue to be incorporated into a range of products today. They include yuzen dyeing, shibori dyeing, plant dyeing, tsumugi weaving and kasuri techniques. Among these, Tokamachi Akashi-chijimi and Tokamachi kasuri are the two textiles which best represent the region.

Textiles

Koshihikari Rice

Koshihikari Rice

Grown in Tokamachi, Uonuma's Koshihikari rice is the most sought-after rice in Japan. Its unique deliciousness is the product of the region's climate and rich soils, fertilized by the Shinano River.

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