The Itoigawa region of Niigata is one of the prefecture's best spots for anglerfish (known as ankou in Japanese), and the multi-venue Itoigawa Anglerfish Festival will serve up anglerfish soup for ¥ 500 a cup - it's seen as one of the classic tastes of winter in this part of Japan.
Along with the anglerfish soup there will be other local food specialties available for purchase, plus demonstrations of anglerfish preparation.
The event dates and times for 2022 are as follows:
- Itoigawa Venue: January 23rd from 10 am until 2 pm.
- Nou Venue: January 30th from 10 am until 2 pm.
- Oumi Venue: February 6th from 10 am until 2 pm.