ConceptAbout Ishikawa hyakumangoku syokukagami
Ishikawa Prefecture projects into the Sea of Japan and consists of two areas, Noto and Kaga, with characteristic geography and nature.
The Noto Peninsula has a rocky coastline on the west, facing the rough open sea, and a ria-type coastline on the east, facing calm water. Covered with mountains and hills less than 300m high, the peninsula is blessed with treasures from the ocean and mountains. Thus, the lifestyle in Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi areas is registered as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS). The Kaga area features mountains higher than 2,700m, including the sacred Mt. Haku, and the fertile Kaga Plain; created by the abundant water flowing from the mountains. These characteristics have produced various foods and the gastronomic culture of Kaga Hyakumangoku. The ISHIKAWA FOODishbook introduces a variety of foods from Ishikawa and the many related background stories.