After Mid-August, Picking Season for Surprisingly Sweet “it”…

Obon[1] starts today. Many people visit their hometowns to meet their old friends and feel grateful to their ancestors. As more people start visiting, their hometowns come to life and get lively. After Obon in mid-August, autumn starts to gently approach Tohoku. The big temperature difference between day and night makes “it” extra sweet with crunchy texture as “it” comes to its best season.




It is “Dakekimi”, a sweet corn.
Corns cultivated and harvested in Dake plateau “Dakekimi” (kimi means corn in Tsugaru dialect) at the base of Mt.Iwaki (about 400 to 500 meters above sea level) towering in the west of Hirosaki City dialect) are in their best season right now
Mail order is also available although Dakekimi is best tasted if you visit the base of the great Mt. Iwaki and make a purchase of Dakekimi corns while enjoying Dakekimi ice cream on a hot, sunny day.
Please visit here to order.
Personal recommendation is Okiagedaira’s “Yume-no-corn(Okiagedaira ice cream)” .
For those who want to know more about Dakekimi, watch the video from the link bellow!
[1]: Obon is an annual Buddhist event for commemorating one’s ancestors. It is believed that each year during obon, the ancestors’ spirits return to this world in order to visit their relatives.