Growing in popularity in foreign countries and considered a “staple” in Japan, soba is increasing in the number of varieties and make. When asked, most foreigners consider this local delicacy tasty, simple and for many, healthy.
Almost harmoniously in tune with each other, noodle slurping and sake sipping can be heard from a large gathering of people looking to enjoy freshly made soba and sake.
A 4-day event called the “Exposition of Soba and Japanese Sake” was held in Yoyogi Park from Thursday, November 23rd.
The Oedo Waen, kick-started in 2016 welcoming over 150,000 visitors over the course of the event. This year, the crowds have gathered once again and in even larger numbers to get the first taste of hot sake and Japan’s best buckwheat noodles from well-reputed prefectures like Hokkaido, Fukui and Fukushima prefectures.
For sake lovers and even beginners, a large array of rice wine from across the country is made available for your accompany your soba including the much-revered Juyondai from Yamagata prefecture. For the more hands-on enthusiasts, there are also workshops of soba-making and mashiko, perfect for soba bowls and sake cups.
The Oedo Waen will be held through Sunday, so be sure to dive into the exquisite world of soba and sake from across Japan.
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 – 21:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
代々木公園イベント広場 (Yoyogi park event space)
Jinnan 2-3, Shibuya-ku