“Ogose” 越生 town in Saitama prefercture is located in the western part of Saitama.
The town is a ume-producing district.
Ume is a Japanese apricot.
“Umeboshi” is the most popular way to eat them.
Of course, you can buy various kinds of Umeboshi in the town.
In addition, you can buy ume fruit for making Umeboshi by yourselves.
As for me, I bought these food made of ume.
The left is dried ume which is really salty.
The middle is Umeboshi, as you may have already known. It goes well with rice such as “Onigiri(rice ball).”
The right one is “youkan”(sweetened bean jelly). It’s very unique.
Generally, there is a special product in each area by which the town prospers.
So people living in the town are trying to make products in various ways for attracting lots of people from other areas.
For example, can you guess what this kind of food is?
It’s a candy which has been sold since many years ago. It’s made of only sugar, thick malt syrup and honey.
It’s also one of the special product in Ogose town.