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Oyster Festival（Asakuchi City & Bizen City）
Okayama is the 3rd largest production volume for oyster in Japan, and the characteristic of Okayama oyster is the food texture with the elasticity that does not shrink even if baking them. Oyster Festival will be held in Yorishima on February 5 (Sun) and in Hinase on February 26 (Sun). You can enjoy a tasting, oyster cuisine such as Kakioko*, Oyster Rice*, Deep Fried Oysters, and shopping with more reasonable price than usual.
*Kaki…oko is a Japanese Savory Pancake containing oysters.
*Oyster Rice is a rice cooked together with oyster meat.
The Genpei Spraying Water War（BizenCity）
From 12:00 on February 5 (Sun.), firefighters divided into two teams, imitating the battle of the samurai (The Genpei War) about 800 years ago, will do spraying water battle aiming at the opponent’s boat at Hinase Port in Bizen City. Lastly both teams wish for a year’s stability and will spray the five colors of water high up in the sky.
Recommendation for Winter Event Ombara-kogen Hyoumon Festival(Kagamino Town)
Ombara-kogen Hyoumon Festival is one of popular winter event in Okayama. From February 4, 2017 (Sat.), big snow sculpture are set up at the Ombara-kogen Ski Resort, and games such as sled competition and big bingo competition are held. The snow sculpture are illuminated in the evening, and about 5,000 fireworks are performed with the laser show.
*Hyoumon : Swirl pattern appearing on the surface of ic…e-laden Ombara Lake
Okayama Tourism Federation