【 CONTENTS 】
- You can enjoy shopping in any kind of weather!
- The Spatula created by the special techniques of craftsmen!
- That sweet smell in the air was “Momiji manju”!
You can enjoy shopping in any kind of weather!
We’ve introduced so many places in Miyajima, so I will introduce an area for shopping and dining! Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street is the busiest street in Miyajima, and it’s where you’ll find many souvenir shops and restaurants.
It was so sunny on the day I visited and the retractable roofing protected us from the strong sunshine, allowing us to shop in comfort. I noticed something sweet filling the air, but decided on what I wanted to buy first!
The Spatula created by the special techniques of craftsmen!
When thinking about of Miyajima souvenirs, it’s the Miyajima shamoji, or spatula that comes to mind.
The technique to make them began around 1800, when the monk, Seishin made a spatula out of holy wood from a dream he had. The technique for making spatulas spread throughout the island and later became a lucky charm. It is thought to bring happiness if you eat rice, scooped with this spatula.
The Miyajima spatula is also famous for being less adhesive and having a heat resistant wood.
They have other special spatulas for foods like salad, and even have spoons you can use to eat with. They can be used as decorations at home and there are so many to choose from!
If you want to see the largest spatula in the world, please take a look at this past article!
That sweet smell in the air was “Momiji manju”!
My recommendation is the “Momiji manju”! This bun is now a Hiroshima specialty named after the park “Momiji-dani”, famous for it’s autumn foliage. You can eat these freshly made buns from shops found on Omotesando Shopping Street. They taste so good! Other delicious foods are the oysters and anago (salt water eel) rice. Please try some of Miyajima’s tasty foods here on Omotesando Shopping Street!
Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Pref.