Most seen places in Sendai
Kanezaki Sasa-Kamaboko Museum
December 05, 2015
Cake made of fish paste and shaped as a bamboo leaf. A local product of Sendai. Developed in 1935 by the Abe Kamaboko shop in Sendai, based on the emblem of the Date clan that had ruled Sendai from 1600 to 1871. This emblem consisted of bamboo leaves with sparrows, and the bamboo leaf shape was used to form the kamaboko. Sasakamaboko (bamboo leaf-shaped kamaboko) is said to have originated from mincing flounder fish into a paste and roasting it on a fire.
A specialty of Miyagi, it is a popular gift or souvenir. The most famous sasakamaboko is from Sendai, where rows of shops have prepared their home-made style for years. It is also produced in Shiogama, Ishinomaki, Kesennuma, Watari and Onagawa. Some say that it originates from minced fish made into paste by hand and grilled in order to preserve the seasonal catch of flounder. Sasakamoboko is eaten as a snack, for example with sake or beer.
On the second floor you can see the exhibition of Kanezaki
The Tanabatakan museum is where you can get to learn the history of Sendai Tanabata festival.
|Kanezaki Sasa-Kamaboko Museum|
|Where||6-65 Tsurushiromachi, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai(map)|
Access : From Sendai Station from about 20 30 minutes
From Tohoku Expressway Sendai Miyagi IC about 40 minutes
From Tohoku Expressway Sendai south IC about 30 minutes
From Tohoku Expressway Izumi IC about 30 minutes
From Sendai eastern road Sendai Higashi IC about 5 minutes
[If you are traveling by bus]
Sendai Station West Exit Bus Pool No. 4 stand (300-310 system) ride, "Oroshimachihigashi five-chome North" get off walk 0 minutes
※ Travel time: about 20-25 minutes (depending on the traffic conditions, etc.)
Notes : Open hours