Kiritanpo-Making Experience (Odate, Akita Prefecture)(Odate Cultural Activity Promotion Committee)

Kiritanpo Zukuri Taiken (Akita-ken Odate-shi)(Cheerful mother Shop)

Enjoy your own homemade kiritanpo (an Akita specialty) at Odate, the place that made it famous!

Kiritanpo is a local Akita hot pot dish that includes tanpo (pounded rice baked on a cedar skewer), and Hinai Jidori chicken. Kiritanpo is a home-style dish in Odate, and has been passed down from generation to generation as food eaten on special occasions, often served to entertain guests or eaten at weddings and funerals. The taste of freshly-made kiritanpo is exceptional, and this cooking experience is a great way to learn about Akita and its food culture.

Learn to make kiritanpo at places including Yoki na Kaasan no Mise (The Cheerful Mother's Shop) and Beniyama Kiritanpo Kobo.

At Yoki na Kaasan no Mise, the mothers among the farming community serve as teachers, and visitors can enjoy the experience while interacting with local farmers.

Beniyama Kiritanpo Kobo has been awarded the grand prize at the Kiritanpo Festival; it showcases the beloved flavors of the Hinai region.

General Information

秋田県大館市上代野字稲荷台1-1 大館市移住交流課内
Opening Times
2 hours
COVID-19 Prevention Measures: Limiting or guiding visitors, providing hand sanitizing equipment, wearing masks, ventilating indoor spaces, performing temperature checks, disinfecting used areas, etc.


Odate Kiritanpo Association (Odate City Tourism Division, Product Promotion Section)
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