If you would like to learn more about RICE ( harvesting,cooking,eating and more) and happen to be in the Minami Oguni area on Sunday ,November 1st why not come along to this year`s Rice Festival (Kome Fes 米フェス in Japanese）. There will be rice pounding (mochitsuki) ,onigiri riceball making,popped rice,quizzes,locally-produced goods and more!
TIME: 11am to 2pm (so make sure you are there early on to try all the activities and see the various events)
COST: 1500yen (includes food,and several free gifts including a rice bowl and a bag of locally-harvested rice)
PLACE: Mr. Hino`s Rice Paddy (日野さんの田んぽ) and Haiwara Community Center in Manganji,Minami Oguni
The event is limited to 300 participants,places can be pre-booked at the Minami Oguni Tourist Association
If you are heading out to this event from Kurokawa Onsen it is only a 5-minute ride by car,so it might be best to ask reception at your Ryokan to book a taxi,or go to the Visitor Center and ask the staff to call a taxi and explain to the driver where you want to go! Kome Fes 米フェス ２０１５！