In Ojika you can make rice cakes from locally grown rice. The rice used for this experience is planted by hand (an increasingly rare practice in Japan) with a flock of ducks in charge of weeds and pest control in the rice paddy. #madewithlove
First, you will steam the rice. Then, you will use a big wooden mallet to pound it into a gooey mass which you will then shape into rice cakes. The freshly pounded rice cakes, still warm and soft, taste the best! You can also choose to add yummy fillings and toppings: sweet red bean paste, sweet soybean flour, grated radish with soy sauce, or fermented soybeans.
This experience is GREAT FUN! It can be enjoyed by adults as well as children and is perfect for families and groups of friends.
・This experience needs to be reserved at least 3 days in advance.
・This experience is organized by a very kind owner of 薬湯&サウナ ofuroba, who is also renting a rice paddy to grow the rice used for the experience AND who keeps the ducks that help him take care of the rice pady.
Check out his instagram account!
FEE : 8,000 yen for one set (around 30+ rice cakes)
+2,000 yen for every extra set
+500 yen for each topping and filling (choose from sweet red bean paste, sweet soybean flour, grated radish with soy sauce, or fermented soybeans.)
LOCATION: ofuroba (full name: 薬湯&サウナ ofuroba)