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Castle town Shibata National Zoni Soup Competition!


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Month held January


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2017.01.08 (Sun)

Decide who makes the best zoni in Japan! “What’s zoni,” you ask? It’s a traditional soup make of mochi pounded rice cakes and vegetables that’s traditionally eaten on New Year’s Day. The mochi used in this event is made from Shibata-produced koganemochi, made from rice planted and harvested by the children of Shibata. This event, the best known of Shibata’s winter events, attracts over ten thousand visitors every year.

Date/ Time:
Sunday, January 8th, 2017

7-2 Chuocho 3-chome, Shibata City, Niigata Prefecture

● 5 minutes by car from JR Shibata Station on the Uetsu Line
●13 minutes by car from the Seiro-Shibata IC on the Nihonkai-Tohoku Expressway

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