Damako Nabe Demonstration(Satogurashi Taiken Juku (Village Lifestyle Academy))

Damako nabe, Akita’s local cuisine in the same ranks as Akita’s famous kiritanpo nabe

Damako is thought to predate kiritanpo (kiritanpo is food made of cooked uruchimai rice that is pounded, placed around cedar skewers, and toasted) and traces its origin to farmers’ home cooking. Rice is ground before the grains disappear completely and is shaped into round dumplings.

Since damako is added into the hot pot without grilling it, it does not fall apart as easily as kiritanpo. It has a chewy and soft texture but is not stretchy like mochi and is easy to eat.

Learn how to make tasty damako hot pot from locals, and eat and talk with the locals while sitting around a hearth.

At Satogurashi Taiken Juku, you can get a feel for Japan’s nostalgic heartwarming lifestyle!

General Information

¥2,500 (Incl. tax)
Opening Times
April-November: 8:30am - 5:00pm; December-March: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed irregularly
2 hours
Minimum participants: 2
*Demonstration must be booked by a week in advance. The number of people per group is 2 to 9 people. Please inquire if you are a group of 10 or more people.


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