“Gohan“means “rice” in Japanese. Every beginning of Autumn, a new rice is harvested in Ishikawa, Japan. As you may know, Japanese live on rice and it was about 2,000 years ago, people started to eat rice in Japan. Now, there are about 300 different kinds of rice in only Japan now due to the selective of breeding of rice has been advancing year by year.
In this article, I would like you to introduce about an attractive rice event/ festival in Kanazawa !
The theme of Gohan festa is “tasting a new rice of year” at the food festival which is organized by the National Japanese agricultural producer’s organization.
So you can eat NEW RICE AT FREE which is just harvested in Ishikawa prefecture this year. The rice is the highest rank of rice in Japan so it is so fresh, soft but also springy texture and absolutely delicious !
At the festival, there are variety of side dishes to go with the rice which you have to buy with tickets, for instance, Tsukudani（佃煮）; preservable veg or fish boiled down in soy sauce, beef berbeque, grilled seafood, curry, Gyoza; dumpling ..etc
Also there is a stage of Japanese comedian Handy-Yashiki he is going to introduce the food/ products comically.