Why don’t you try junsai picking, a common activity in the summer time? Hand pick the slightly slimy junsai plants one by one from a small, square, wooden boat. You can take all the junsai that you picked home with you to eat.
Junsai is a good quality food that has a smooth, pleasant taste. The young buds of the junsai floating in the ponds and swamps are edible. Urabandai’s junsai is characterised by the high quality “slime” of the sprout.
Kitashiobara Village Junsai Revival Council
■Date of the event
・Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10 June to 16 July 2018
・Every day between 20 July and 26 August 2018
10 am – noon
¥1,600 (consumption tax and insurance charge included)
Upper grade elementary school age and older
The parking lot of the old Urabandai fishing pond centre.
Please wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants (clothes that you don’t mind getting wet), hats, boots or shoes which can also get wet; rainwear on rainy days.
■Inquiries / applications (until at 8 o’clock on the previous night)
NPO Corporation Urabandai Eco Tourism Association