Located in the mountains of southern Niigata Prefecture, the small city of Myoko is home to delightful ski slopes, secluded hot spring resorts and adrenaline-pumping activities for travelers of all ages. The local area also has its fair share of local delicacies and crafts.
In times when traveling is restricted, TW is offering our Tokyo readers the chance to travel to Myoko city through an interactive workshop right here in Tokyo.
Kanzuri charm making
Kanzuri is a traditional condiment only made in Niigata Prefecture. The total fermentation process takes up to three years! It is usually made of a mix of yuzu, chili and koji. The production process is something worth seeing: peppers are left to sit in the snow for up to four days, which gives them a sweeter taste. In this workshop, participants will be making charms from kanzuri peppers.
Thought to have originated during the Kamakura Period (1185-1333), sobagaki is an alternative way to enjoy buckwheat. Instead of the usual long noodles, enjoy a small ball of boiled buckwheat topped with soy sauce.
Introduction to Maruni Jeans
Maruni Jeans is a denim company that has been based out of Myoko since 1950. In this workshop, learn more about the company and how they managed to thrive in the Japanese fashion industry for the last 70 years.
Participants will also get the chance to taste Myoko city sake from some of the city’s most renown breweries as well as herbal liqueur, a Myoko city delicacy. Finally, they will learn about winter activities in Myoko and be inspired to retreat in the mountains of Niigata later this year.
Families are welcome. Participants are required to show up 30 minutes prior to the start of the event to fill a health check form and have a quick temperature check.
Creative Space 8/ (8F of Shibuya Hikarie)
2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku