The blue-green treasure ’Kawatake’

碧緑の財宝 川茸

The natural freshwater seaweed ”Kawatake” is gathered in the clear stream ”Kogane river” in Aasakura City, Fukuoka, which is done only there in Japan.
Given to the shogunate as a gift in the Edo Period,
this is a rare and high quality item of Amagi-Asakusa that has been prized as a foodstuff since long ago. It is said it saved the domain from the financial crisis.

A sheet of seaweed Kawatake called ”Jusentai” is written in a recipe book using tofu ”Tofuhaykuchin” of Edo era.

Field trips possible. Reservation required.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 838-0031 福岡県朝倉市屋永2949
Address 2949 Yanaga, Asakura City
Telephone Number 0946-22-2715(遠藤金川堂)
Contact Endo Kanagawa-do
Fax Number 0946-22-0707
Open 9:00~17:00
Closed Sundays, Mondays, Holidays
Car Park Available
Access From Nishitetsu Amagi Station/Amatetsu Amagi Station it’s a 15-minute drive
From the Amagi Interchange by car it’s a 10-minute drive

From Japan National Route 3 (Yume Town Chikushino)
take Prefectural Road 112 headed in the Hita direction for 40 minutes

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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