Representing pickles in Tokyo with its history that Shogun also loved!
Bettara zuke” is Japanese radish pickles slightly salted and put in salted rice bran based on sweet fermented rice. Special flavor and gentle sweetness attract people's appetite. “Takarada Shrine” in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, holds festival in every October called ”Bettara Market”. This market is to prepare for “Ebisu-ko” (a festival or public event to pray for health, prosperous business and huge harvest while the gods are all away from shrines in October in the old calendar). Farmers started selling radish pickles soaked into rice sugar and malted rice during the market, so it has pretty long history since the mid Edo era.