Ishikawa Foods

Korogaki (dried persimmon)

This is a specialty of Shika Town, located almost in the center of the Noto Peninsula. Astringent persimmons are peeled and exposed to the sun for about one month. Then their astringency fades away and their sweetness becomes concentrated. The dried fruit has a subtly sweet, thick, soft flesh. The entire process is done by hand. Korogaki is known as a luxury sweet for gifts such as those sent at the end of the year. Production starts in December. Bright-orange persimmons are hung under the eaves of houses in the mountainous area, creating a peaceful, soothing landscape.

Main production areas

Shika Town, Nakanoto Town

Best seasons

November to January