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    “Canned ripe figs”
    A specialty of Ogata Ward, Joetsu City

Packed with goodness!
“Canned ripe figs”
A specialty of Ogata Ward, Joetsu City

2019.12.18

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Retro taste that won’t fade

Canned figs are sold every year in December in Ogata Ward, Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture.
This is a local specialty, and is so popular that there are people who make bulk purchases every year.

This canned food is sold at the long-established “Maruto Utasiro Confectionery” in Ogata Ward, Joetsu City.  Ogata Ward’s specialty “Fig” is canned so that it can be eaten all year round.  The traditional taste has been preserved for over 110 years.

The Photo is an image of the figs

The figs are cultivated by the local residents of Ogata Ward using the native species, Hosaishi.  Maruto Utasiro confectionery finishes it in a syrup.  The production method has not changed.  The figs are harvested in early September and soaked in a syrup made of granulated sugar and water for about 3 months.  It uses no other additives and is characterized by a light sweetness.

It is recommended to eat after cooling a little

Not only the taste, but also the retro can label remains the same.

Utashiro says, “There are people who are waiting for my figs every year.  I work very hard and want to people to enjoy the mild flavor of Japanese figs.  Ogata Ward produces a lot, so please eat to your hearts content. “

Figs canned on December 10 every year.  One 280g can is 1,000 yen (excluding tax).

Maruto Utasiro confectionery store

Open: 09: 00-18: 00 Closed on Mondays

Address: 159 Nagata, Ogata-ku, Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture
Tel: 025-534-2155
Access: About 5 minutes on foot from JR Shinetsu Main Line Katamachi Station

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