Gunma Prefecture is one of Japan's largest wheat producers and the area's pride does itself justice when it is made into pasta for the annual King of Pasta food festival in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture.
This Sunday, 18 local restaurants will come to Motenashi Square near Takasaki Station. Their ingenious pasta dishes will be served in small portions to encourage attendees to enjoy as many recipes as possible.
Each entry ticket will come with vouchers for five servings and a voting card, with which visitors can help crown their favorite eatery as the King of Pasta. (Yuki Yamauchi)