Kagawa prefecture products
- Seasonal season
- Main production area
- Bisan Seto
Among the octopuses, "Madako" has particularly thick legs (arms). The thing that can be caught in Bisan Seto is that the legs are thick and the body is so closed that it is said to "stand and walk". Setouchi-produced octopus eats blue crab and shrimp, so it is slightly sweet and can be enjoyed with a chewy texture. Although octopus can be caught year-round, it is at its peak especially during summer and autumn. Octopus tsubo nawa fishing, which sinks about 1 octopus points at a time, is a popular activity in the Bisan Seto area. It is said that it has good protein and is rich in taurine, so it is effective in recovering from fatigue.
Traditionally, farmers in Kagawa Prefecture have used the custom of eating octopus, which has a strong power to absorb with suction cups, as "the rooting of seedlings and branching of rice" on the first day of rice planting and the day of rice planting. It is used as an ingredient in a wide variety of Japanese, Western and Chinese cuisines such as sashimi, vinegar, tempura, carpaccio, as well as local dishes that represent Kagawa, such as "imo octopus" and "octopus rice". Kagawa prefecture is not only one of the nation's leading octopus production areas, but Kagawa prefecture is actually one of the most octopus-loving prefectures in Japan, boasting one of the largest octopus purchases.
Takamatsu City Setouchi Fisheries Cooperative Akira Nishitani
|Organization name||Kagawa Prefecture Fisheries Cooperative Association|
|Group location||8-25 Kitahama-cho, Takamatsu-shi|
|Recommended way of eating||Sashimi, takoyaki, vinegar, pickled nanban, etc.|
|Prefecture retail store||Prefecture retail store|