The Flavor of Yamagata

つや姫 Tsuyahime

Striking "Rice Bigness", "Shining Whiteness", "Scent",and "Glutinousness". Rice itself is special meal.
Each one bite leads you to supreme bliss.
Tsuyahime is safe, fabulously delicous, and special rice that agricultural craftspersons in Yamagata have grown with their devotion.
We offer such Tsuyahime to customers who love "White Rice" more than anything else.

果物 Fruit

Yamgata is a veritable kingdom of fruit! An abundance of flavors are available throughout the year.

Cherries
(Sato Nishiki and Benishuho)

The ruby colored jewel of the orchard.

Pears
(La France)

A wonderful fragrance and melt in your mouth flavor.

Melons
(Tsuruhime and Tsuruhime Red)

Full bodied and with a refreshing sweetness.

Peaches
(Kawanakajima Hakuto)

Fresh, juicy, and bursting with flavor.

Watermelon

Unrivaled crispness and sweetness.

Persimmons
(Shonaigaki and Hiratanenashi)

Sugar content 15%! Seedless and incredibly sweet.

Apples
(Fuji)

These apples are shockingly sweet!

Grapes
(Delaware)

Very popular and sweet as honey.

野菜 Vegetables

Yamagata is home to healthy vegetables overflowing with flavor, grown in both green houses and in fields.

Tomatoes

Delicious Yamagata tomatoes!

Leek/Green Onion
(Naganegi)

White, soft, and straight

Edible Chrysanthemums
(Mottenohoka)

It's unthinkable not to know about these edible flowers, with a Japanese name that means "unthinkable"(mottenohoka)!

Edamame(Baby Soybeans)
Including Varieties Like Dadacha-mame and Hiden

These extravagant edamame are renowned as the best in Japan.

Round Eggplant
(Marunasu)

Great for overnight pickling when in season!

Garlic Chives
(Nira)

Helps to keep skin healthy and beautiful!

Miniature Eggplant
(Konasu)

Their soft skin makes them perfect for pickling!

Asparagus

These healthy vegetables are a great energy boost!

Okahijiki
(Land Seawead/Salt-Wort)

You'll fall in love with this crisp texture.

Cucumbers

Sink your teeth into these crisp cucumbers!

水産物 Seafood

Enjoy the taste of freshwater and saltwater seafood.

Seema
(Cherry Salmon)

The taste of Shoai Beach in Spring.

Carp
(Prepared as Umani/Sweet Simmered Carp)

Extremely nutritious!

Japanese Rock Oysters

Fresh in summer from the cool, underground waters of Mt. Chokai.

River Crab
(Japanese Mitten Crab)

Kanimiso, a delicacy made from crab organs, is mellow and extremely rich.

畜産物 Livestock

Yamagata Beef
(Steak and Grilled Meat)

The fine marbling of this prime quality beef comes from pedigree.

Yamagata Pork

Safe, healthy, and delicious pork.

Yamagata Free Range Chicken

A delicious, full bodied, and elegant taste.

花き Flowers

These carefully cultivated flowers bring each of the four seasons to life with their vibrant colors.

Safflower

This soothing flower came to Yamagata by way of the silk road.

Rose

The queen of flowers, beautiful and colorful.

Alstroemeria
(Peruvian Lily)

Cute and colorful.

Matthiola
(Stock)

This flower's sweet fragrance hangs in the air.

Eustoma
(Prairie Gentian)

A long living plant with vivid colors.

Keiozakura
(Cherry Blossom)

Even during the winter snow, this indoor plant is in full bloom.

花き Mushrooms

Log Cultivated Shiitake

Grown using logs from Yamagata, creating an environment similar to wild mushrooms.

Nameko

Cultivated on logs and in mushroom beds, this mushroom's delocious flavor is the pride of Yamagata.

Maitake

If you find one of these, you just might dance with joy.

Matsutake

Mushroom hunters are always on the lookout for matsutake, the king of mushrooms.

山菜 Wild Mountain Vegetables

Hosta(Urui)

An exciting new vegetable experience.

Japanese Angelica Tree Shoots(Taranome)

Fry this in a tempura dish to enjoy the taste of early spring.

Ao-Kogomi(Ostrich Fern)

Perfect for goma-ae salad with sesam’ea dressing!

Udo(Japanese Asparagus/Japanese Spikenard)

Make sure you get a whiff of their delicious scent.

そば Soba(Buckwheat Noodles)

Dewa Kaori and Other Fresh Soba

A unique type of soba from Yamagata, the soba kingdom.

漬物 Pickled Vegetables

Red Turnip
(Atsumi-kabu)

Cultivated using traditional slash and burn agricultural methods.

Seisaizuke
(Pickled Mustard Greens)

Delicious with freshly cooked rice!

そば Local Dishes

Pacific Cod
(Dongarajiru/Cod Stew)

This tastes great in winter! It's the king of winter flavor from the Sea of Japan!

Imoni Nabe
(Taro Root Stew)

There are countless ways to prepare and enjoy Yamagata's very own original taro root stew.