A dish for an event, wishing good health. Stay healthy by eating “Shimotsukare”!
A dish made by simmering Salmon head, roasted soybeans, shredded daikon, carrots and aburaage, and adding sakekasu and miso to season. This is a special dish offered to Inari Shrine on a day of Hatsuuma on February on Chinese calendar, wishing good health. The origin is unknown, but it is thought the dish was made in the early Kamakura Period. It is still cooked and restaurants as a nutritious non-perishable food in Tochigi Prefecture, and there is an oral tradition that says “you never get sick if you eat Shimotsukare from 7 families.”