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Ehime Food Fair 2017

March 1, 2017

Last year, we welcomed several vendors from Japan’s Ehime Prefecture to showcase their regions specialty items and we are excited to announce they will be back again at our Seattle and Bellevue locations March 15-21, 2017, along with their mascot, Mikyan!  Customers can look forward to tasting some of Ehime’s delicious treats and exclusive products daily from 11am to 5pm.

Ehime Prefecture is located on the island of Shikoku, one of the four main islands of Japan.  Surrounded by the Seto Inland Sea to the north and Shikoku mountains to the south,  Ehime is blessed with the best from both land and sea.

The climate is warm and mild throughout the year making it the perfect environment for cultivating citrus.  Ehime is the largest producer of citrus fruits in Japan and is known as the “Citrus Kingdom”.   Discover many products incorporating their famous citrus in snacks and dressings.  In addition, exhibitors will also be selling products such as marutotto; dried fish with edible bones, Botchan dango; tri colored rice dumplings named after a famous novel ‘Botchan’ and much more!

These exclusive products from Ehime are available for a limited time only and while supplies last. Several of these products will also be available for purchase at our Renton and Beaverton locations.


     Come meet and take photos with Ehime Prefecture’s adorable mascot Mikyan!
        Seattle:   3/15, 3/17, 3/20 • 11am and 4pm; 3/18 • 11am, 2pm and 4pm
        Bellevue:  3/19 • 11am, 2pm and 4pm


Exhibitors and featured items include:

  • Shindo Dried Fruit Peels: Sugar coated dried fruit made from the peels of the famous citrus of Ehime Prefecture.
  • Hakataengyo Sea Salts: Sea Salt from the waters of the Seto Inland Sea.
  • Seiki Kibi Dango: Sweet rice cakes made from millet flour.
  • Kamei Seika Botchan Dango: This dango (rice dumpling) has three colors. The first dumpling is colored with red beans, the second with eggs, and the third with green tea
  • Umenishiki Sake: Junmai Ginjo Sake Fu-in, Junmai Sake Ohkara Extra Dry, and Junmai Daiginjo Sake Cup (WA Stores Only) from the Umenishiki Sake Brewery in Shikokuchūō, Ehime.
  • Kishimoto Marutotto: Dried fish with edible bones
  • Marutomo Soft Kezuri Bonito Flakes: Dried bonito with a soft texture.  Great on tofu, noodles and takoyaki.
  • Doi Pearls: Pearls from Uwajima, Japan available at Bellevue store only
  • and many more!
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