The food culture of Tsuruoka has been supported by the wisdom and skill of pioneers who have been leading the path to the horizon of gastronomy with their imagination and creativity as well as their love for the hometown in their hearts.
By showing their deepest respect and gratitude to nature that provides abundant blessings and the joy of eating, our ancestors cultivated their healhty and spiritually rich food culture.
Food ingredients, gastronomy and hospotality through food, all unique to Tsuruoka, are still being inherited today. This tradition continues to progress, gaining attention in its effort-making activities to harvest the fruits of innovation.
They spend their days keeping a close connection to the melody of nature that changes with the seasons, growing crops with the utmost care, and giving their best to the refinement of gastronomy.
Their smiles are filled with the satisfaction of achieving the mission.