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A richly-colored and nostalgic flavor Sawada Arare

These are multicolored ’arare’ (mochi cubes) that are made in the Sawada region, located in the valley of Chikujo in Fukuoka Prefecture. They’re made using a traditional recipe; during the bitter and cold of winter, the red, green, yellow, and white-colored arare are dried in the shade, forming a colorful ’carpet.’ A legend that has been passed down says that the red mochi represent the sun, green represent the earth, blue represent the water, and eating these mochi is a form of prayer for the growth of good crops.

Time period: January to May

Address 829-0102 1096 Tsuiki, Chikujo Town, Chikujo County, Fukuoka-ken
Contact Tel:0930-52-0001 
Chikujo Town Hall Tsuiki Branch Office
Area Kitakyushu Area
Genre Specialties and Souvenirs (Products and Specialties)

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