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Cooking rice with a hagama pot

Cooking rice with a traditional hagama pot—staring from splitting firewood

In old days, people all over Japan cooked rice with cook stove heated by burning wood. At Kikuchi Furusato Suigen Koryukan ("Kikuchi hometown riverhead exchange hall"), you experience the life in old days, staring from splitting wood, then making fire, and cook rice in a hagama pot or a traditional broad-brimmed rice-cooking pot, which is made to fit the opening of the oven top to be heated by fire from below. The organizer, a local NGO Kirari Suigen-Mura, takes safety precautions so that young primary school children can also try their hand at cutting firewood. The rice comes from the local paddies irrigated with clear water from the Kikuchi Gorge, one of the 100 pure waters of Japan designated by the Ministry of the Environment. To add to the pleasure of eating rice you cook yourself, there is an optional service of homemade side dishes and pickles prepared by local women using local produce. Reservations required.

Address
〒861-1441
1600 Kikuchi Ichihara
Telephone
0968-27-0102
Access
Business hours
Whole year
Regular holiday
URL
https://suigen.org/
how to pick up & where to meet the quests
Kikuchi oldness and water source interchange building
1600 Kikuchi Ichihara, Kumamoto Prefecture

[In the case of car]
◆ About 40 minutes by car from Kyushu Expressway Ueki Inter
details of activities
Reception and payment at Kikuchi Hometown Water Source Exchange Center Office
00: 00 ~ 00: 10 Explanation at the meeting place (North parking lot)
00: 10 ~ 00: 30 Split wood with nata
00: 30 ~ 01: 20 Using a simple furnace, cook rice in a hagama
01: 20 ~ 02: 00 試 Taste the cooked rice ※ If you add local cuisine, eat at the dining room
※ If you want a metal match experience, it will be added about 30 minutes before wood chopping
venue
Kikuchi oldness and water source interchange building 1600 1600 Kikuchi Ichihara, Kumamoto Prefecture
others
[Minimum number of people] Minimum number of people: 5 people
Maximum number of people: 20 [age restriction] Elementary school students or older [last reservation reception time] until 1:00 pm 3 days before the participation date [accessibility] wheelchair compatible / stroller compatible / caring animals allowed
Phone name
Meeting, reservation, inquiry: Kikuchi oldness and water source interchange building