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Eggplants loved by Lord Ieyasu

There is an old saying in Japan that it means good luck if, in the first dream of the year, you see "First Mt. Fuji, second, hawks, and third, eggplants." The eggplants referred to in the saying are none other than the eggplants of Orido, or "Orido-nasu" in Japanese. It is said that Lord Ieyasu himself was fond of them, too. Despite their history of being offered to the Tokugawa family every year, Orido-nasu stopped being grown in the Meiji period. The eggplants which have been recreated using modern technology are round in shape and about 8 to 10cm in diameter, and have a rich taste. The flesh inside is characteristically sweet and resilient to the touch.
Available from early June to early December
Address 1869-1 Miho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka
Phone +81-54-334-6107 (Shimizu Agricultural Cooperative Miho Office) (Japanese only)
URL http://www.ja-shimizu.org/p_175.html

Places to try Orido-nasu

● Nasubi Sohonten
Serving period May to September (* The amount of Orido-nasu available varies according to the weather.)
Address 5-8 Fujimi-cho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka
Phone +81-54-352-1006 (Japanese only)
Opening hours Lunch time 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Dinner time 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Holidays December 31st to January 3rd
Price Orido-nasu Miso Dengaku 680 yen
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Shizuoka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Shimizu Station", and walk for approx. 15 minutes.
URL http://www.nasubi-ltd.co.jp/honten/

updated on Apr 14, 2015

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