Spring is here and it’s a great time for Hanami where people get together in parks throughout the country to see beautiful cherry blossom. When you visit Japanese famous hanami spots, it’s alomost like festivals. As with most Japanese matsuri (festivals), the ‘eat’ aspect is particularly important, and you will find Yatai selling all sorts of wonderful foods. People flock to “Omatsuri” in search of authentic and yummy Japanese cuisine.
H&R Group’s Japan Info Swap shares a collection of photos and descriptions of Japanese food you will find at festivals in Japan.
The foods that they introduce are: yakitori, karaage, takoyaki, okonomiyaki, yakisoba, ikayaki, jaga bata, wataame, choko-banana, taiyaki, fruits ame & ramune.
Japanese Festival (matsuri) Foods Explained
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