People in NISHIOGIKUBO enjoyed shopping while admiring the fresh greenery.
A fresh green open-air market was held in a farm facing Itsukaichi-kaido in NISHIOGI on May 14, 2023. A variety of goods such as traditional Japanese vegetables, baked confectionery, and beverages were ready for sale in tents.
Take these “Okahijiki” or literally land alga, for example. The exhibitor commented,” It is said that the seeds of the alga were collected on the beach in the Shonai region in the Edo period (1603-1867) and transported up the Mogami River by boat to the wharf in Sunazuka Village (now Nanyo City, Yamagata Prefecture) where those seeds were planted. Okahijiki are best eaten boiled and seasoned with mustard soy sauce or ginger soy sauce.”