Photo Shots from Shiga

Posted August 11th, 2010 in Japan 2 Comments »

Nagashi Somen

A summer festival in Shiga.  The end of summer is already just around the corner…  

The photo above shows Nagashi Somen : people gather around the long bamboo slide, and there is water running from the top to the bottom.  People at the top drop bunches of somen noodle, and people scoop it and eat with their own dipping sauce.  People at the bottom hardly get somen, as people standing around the middle eat most of them.  But, it’s the fun part.





They all look so fun…  I miss summer festival in Japan!  In Shiga there are around 40 festivals during summer.  Other prefectures also have their own.  I remember I went to this summer festival near a river once when I was little, and I caught a fish by hand!  Then, we grilled the fish with salt at the bank and ate it straight away.  It was so delicious!  😀

2 Comments on “Photo Shots from Shiga”

  1. 1 YL said at 7:07 pm on August 11th, 2010:

    Nice to actually know that Nagashi Somen is from your hometown! We have this here in Sydney too! And i was wondering this looks very different from the typical udon/soba concept.

    The Nagashi Somen here is a little bit different, they use a machine..Maybe cause they can’t have create a long bamboo slide in a restaurant. Haha!

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 9:13 pm on August 12th, 2010:


    Wow there is a restaurant doing nagashi-somen in Sydney? 😀

    Nagashi-somen is actually not from my hometown, everywhere in Japan do this 🙂

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