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When the world’s largest Zeppelin made a stop in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, during its world tour in 1929, locals prepared and served curry for the crew using the region’s famous potatoes as an ingredient. Since then, the city has been known as a curry capital of Japan, and this weekend it holds its annual Tsuchiura Curry Festival.

Now in its 10th year, the festival invites vendors of all types of Japanese curry from across the country, including one serving the popular curry omelet from Furano in Hokkaido, and another from Toyama Prefecture offering Kurobe Dam curry, which has a mound of rice shaped like the region’s dam. Visitors will be able to cast their votes at the C-1 voting booth, to determine the best curry in Japan.

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