Kagoshima and Hokkaido cities marry their foods

National Feb 19, 2014

Kagoshima and Hokkaido cities marry their foods

No shotgun necessary. In a friendly "arranged marriage," two cities — Makurazaki in Kagoshima Prefecture and Wakkanai in Hokkaido — united their local delicacies in a Shinto-style wedding ceremony at Izumo Shrine in Shimane Prefecture Wednesday. The union of dried kelp ("rishiri kombu") harvested from ...