Festival in Hitachi and Miso Ramen Lunch

On a weekend visit to Hitachi city, I happened to stumble across a festival right outside the main train station. It was an afternoon event with food stalls, live music, and stand-up comedians. There was also a performance put on especially for the kids, featuring characters from a hugely popular cartoon series called Crayon Shin-chan. (I totally forgot about this show. I haven’t seen it in years!)

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Hitachi city is well known for being the home of the huge multinational company, Hitachi Ltd., and the festival was actually hosted by them as a way of thanking the company workers and their families for their constant dedication and hard work. The main goal of the event was to give everyone a place to gather together and relax (not to make money), so everything was ridiculously cheap and laid back. Almost everything was $1…even the beer!

For lunch, I enjoyed a bowl of miso ramen topped with corn, cabbage, and green onions. After hanging out at the festival for a couple hours, I walked down the street to see a performance by a local high school band. I had originally just planned to head to Hitachi to do a bit of shopping, but I guess I got really lucky!

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19 thoughts on “Festival in Hitachi and Miso Ramen Lunch

    1. Not just kids…secretly, I had way too much fun too hahaha! Did you try making the miso ramen? I made some the other day at home, too. I like to add in a little tahini to make the broth creamy. Totally takes it to the next level!

    1. Haha yeah isn’t $1 insane? The standard for crepes, beer, noodles, and yakisoba at Japanese festivals is about $5, so this was heaven! And, totally well deserved for the hard work that everyone puts into the company, too, I’m sure!

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