〒698-0024 17-2 Ekimae-cho Masuda-shi Shimane Japan
Cuisine from the Medieval Era
Masuda, a city with the flavor of medieval culture
Masuda retains various historical buildings: the remains of the Masuda
family’s Nanao Castle and the Miyake-odoi residence building (collectively
designated as an historic site entitled The Remains of the Masuda Family
Castle and Residence), the remains of the port town, old Shinto shrines
and Buddhist temples. This is why Masuda is known for clearly displaying
what a medieval castle town was like, and it retains the flavor of medieval
Reproducing Masuda’s medieval feast
A replication of the feast that Masuda Fujikane served to Mori Motonari was prepared using local specialty products. Especially featured were rare ingredients from the sea, mountains and rivers, including flying fish, sweetfish, and salt-pickled sweetfish roe. It is believed that the lavishness of the feast amazed warlord Mori Motonari.
Among such fine ingredients, the most noteworthy were herring roe and kombu kelp produced in Hokkaido. These suggest, along with the tiger fur from the Korean Peninsula included among the gifts, that the Masuda family was active in trade across the Sea of Japan. Some historians have pointed out that the family had a disposition similar to that of sea lords.
|Price|| \2,000(1,900) Admission Fee inclusive
( ):fees for groups more than 20
|Limit of the number of attendee
|Requied Time||60 - 20 min.|