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Explore Regional Flavors

Visiting the Hidden Village - Part 1

Aired: August 18, 2017 (UTC)


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In Part I of the two-part series, writer Rebecca Milner visits a “hidden village” in the Nishi-Awa area of Tokushima prefecture, located in the center of Shikoku island. In this mountain village, called “Sora” (meaning “Sky” in Japanese), traditional soba meals and dishes using dried vegetables and game meat have been passed down through the generations.
The program introduces these time-tested dishes, along with local wisdom for life on a 45-degree slope.
We also introduce raclette cheese from Tokachi, Hokkaido, famous for dairy farming; and rice cake dishes from Ichinoseki, Iwate prefecture, where it is customary to eat rice cakes throughout the year.

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