I wrote about a food exhibition I visited with my customers the other day on my previous post here. Here I introduce another food exhibition to which I took my customers recently. That is “The 14th Japan International Seafood & Technology Expo” (http://www.exhibitiontech.com/seafood/e_tokyo_index.html), hosted by Japan Fisheries Association (http://www.suisankai.or.jp/index_e.html) at a huge venue in Tokyo Bigsight in Tokyo on Jul.18-20.
I visited the event with my customers who were food buyers on the 19th and found so many other visitors, stores, companies and their foods there. We also tried various food ,such as sashimi(raw fish), sushi, and others ,all of which were quite good. The companies are not only from Japan but from a lot of foreign countries as well,so I was able to enjoy foreign dishes using various seafood.
Totally, more than 400 stores or companies joined and ran their booths where some of them demonstrated cooking or other events having their visitors try their items. And totally, 26,101 people visited the expo during the three days.
Like the other event I wrote previously, this event had mascot characters of stuffed-animal costumes as well.
What amazed me most in the expo was an “automatic sushi maker”, which I saw for the first time and the shushi made with that machine were all delicious to my satisfaction.
This event was supported by a lot of companies based in Tohoku Region as well and one of its purports was to assist Tohoku suffering from the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami disaster last year. The facilitators intend to reinvigorate Japanese fishery business including those in Tohoku so that that industry can work powerfully to make our country energetic and richer and people can be happier overcoming the damages and sufferings.