Blessed Gifts

Seafood from the Sea of Japan

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Rich marine life blessed by the clean waters of Shirakami Sanchi.

Seafood from the Sea of Japan

Hatahata, Japanese Sandfish

This popular fish can be eaten in a variety of ways: grilled, broiled, or as sushi. Akita Prefecture is particularly famous for it. If you’re in the Shirakami area during winter, try Hatahata that has been caught fresh from the Sea of Japan.

Awabi, Abalone

This delicacy cannot be bought in most places. Try it in Happo Town during the summer months, at Hatahata Kan.

Shottsuru Fish Sauce 

This fish sauce is made from salted and fermented hatahata fish. It is often used as a flavoring for Japanese hot pots.