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Koushu Fujikawa Festival- Try 3,000 meals of the Jukkoku district local food

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The Koshu Fujikawa Festival is a big festival held in Fujikawa Chou in Yamanashi Prefecture every autumn.
The Koshu Fujikawa Festival in Fujikawa Chou, which is a new town that appeared after the merger of Masuho Chou and Kajikazawa Chou in 2010. There is also another Fujikawa town in Shizuoka prefecture, but Fujikawa Chou in this article is totally different from Fujikawa town in Shizuoka.

The main dish of the festival is the 3,000 meals of the Jukkoku district local cuisine – Mimi.
“Mimi” is a kneaded bean flour shaped as an agricultural tool. There are a lot of seasonal vegetables and miso in it.
Hōtō – a popular regional dish originating from Yamanashi was cooked in a big iron pot until 2012. Famous food stalls from Fujikawa Town line up at the Koshu Fujikawa Festival, for example, Fujukawamoroko, Fujikawa salt fried noodles, Fujikawa salt fried udon, etc.

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Events of the Koushuu Fujigawa Festival

Ekiden

Ekiden is a long-distance relay race which is held simultaneously with the Koushuu Fujikawa Festival. Each participant runs in the town from Nishishou to the grounds of the Fujikawa Festival.

Pounding Steamed Rice Into Rice Cake

At this festival, you will have an opportunity to make rice cakes by an old-fashioned way, for example, three-colored Ohagi, rice cakes seasoned with citron etc.

Stage Performances

At the stage inside the main hall, there will be performances provided by regional organizations andthe government.

Baloons

In the popular “Balloon riding corner”, you can enjoy the view from the sky above 25 meters.
You can ride an aerostat by borrowing it in the north of townspeople gymnasium. Everybody who is over one year old can enjoy this unforgettable experience.

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The Food Stalls

Many booths line up at the venue, including popular festival foods, booths with fresh agricultural products, refreshment booths, booths with hot snacks and sweets.
At the agricultural booth, you can purchase fresh vegetables harvested in the morning at low prices.

Details and Access

Dates: From 9:30 to 14:30 on the second Sunday of every November
Place: Tonegawa Park Sports Square (1778 Kobayashi Fujikawa Town)
Address: 1778 Kobayashi, Fujikawa-Chou, Minamikoma-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture
Contact information: Koushuu Fujikawa Festival Executive Committee (Fujikawa Chou Industry Promotion Division)
TEL 0556-22-7202
Official HP (Japanese Only): http://www.town.fujikawa.yamanashi.jp/kanko/event/masuho-matsuri.html

Access

・10 minutes by taxi from JR Ichikawa Daimon Station
・5 minutes by car from Chubu Highway Masuho IC

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Brief History of Fujikawa

Originally, Fujikawa is a river in Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures in the center of Japan. Fuji River appeared in the official records the long time ago. You can notice the name of Fujikawa traditional Japanese poem that praised Mt. Fuji in the third edition of Manyoushu from the Nara Period.
During the battle of the Fujikawa in 1180,
Minamoto no Yoritomo defeated the patrol unit led by Taira no Koremori, who was dispatched from the capital, and Minatomo could establish the basis of political power in the Kanto district.

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Closing Remarks

The most popular activity at Koushuu Fujigawa Festival probably takes place at the balloon boarding corner.
If you ride on the balloon, I’m sure that you can enjoy a tranquil and wonderful rural landscape of Japan.
And don’t worry, when you decide to ride the balloon, a professional instructor explains to you how to treat the balloon.
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