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 dates and times for the 2023 event are as follows:
- Nou Venue: Sunday, January 22, from 10:00-14:00
- Itoigawa Venue: Sunday, January 29, from 10:00-14:00
- Oumi Venue: Sunday, February 5, from10:00-14:00