High school students in Morioka got to try food from Mali


High school students in Morioka got to try food from Mali

Iwate Prefecture

The city of Morioka in Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan, is the only city in Japan registered as a host town for the Republic of Mali. The city will also host a training camp for the sports of judo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
On December 17, 2020, six students from the Morioka Daini High School were able to enjoy a taste of Malian cuisine, such as tigadeguena, a stew made with chicken and onions and a hefty amount of peanut paste served over rice; served with a cup of hibiscus tea, which is a popular tea in Mali.

Ms. Kazue Murakami (representative of CARA – Association for the Cooperation and Rural self-support in West Africa), an alumni of Morioka Daini and who has lived in Mali, introduced various meal manners and charms of the country for the students so that they could deepen their understanding of their partner country.
“In a hot region like Mali, the food there tastes stronger. I think eating their food is a good introduction to learning more about the country. So I hope you will never forget the taste of this food,” said Ms. Murakami.

Sports Tourism Sec.
Morioka City Office
TEL: 019-603-8009
Email: sports-t@city.morioka.iwate.jp
(Inquiries in English or Japanese)


Office of International Affairs
Department of Homeland Promotion
Iwate Prefectural Government
TEL: 019-629-5764
Email: AB0011@pref.iwate.jp
(Inquiries in English or Japanese)


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