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Hoei Himono Factory
1555-4 Suzaki Shimoda

What is the specialty of this instructor?

Fisherman and himono expert


Nobuyoshi Tsuchiya


Nobu san


I used to run harpoon marlin fishing with my father and brother.?Standing at the bow of the ship, we kept the grip on harpoon chasing and staring marlins. ?I also went out to Hachijo island and off Chiba with all the equipement.? When my eldest daughter was born, I was troubled unable to contact to my family, chasing the marlin far from home.? Time passed.? Now in Suzaki, kinme(alfonsino) and medai fishing are prevailing. ?Now I have been devoting myself to processing marine products and its sales for 20 years. ? Making 'himono' is popular both for educational travel and adult groups.


Many students come to Suzaki on educational trips.? They are welcomed by warm families of the rural fishing village.? Suzaki is the birthplace of minshuku(family inn).? There are many experiences you can enjoy in our village such as, round cruise by a fishing boat, fishing and snorkeling, etc. ? In Ebisu Island, there remains a stratum formed when Izu still was?submarine volcanos.? The stratum of the white volcano ash is so beautiful.? Stone Buddha group of Koshindo is a valuable historical heritage.? In the Himono making experience, you will make?souvenir of fresh himonos of aji(saurel) which received a lot of blessing of the sun.

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Kinmedai(alfonshino) preserved in Miso.? We must be careful for miso(bean paste) preparation.? Kinme is now tasted as Shabu Shabu or dried fish, the traditional flavor of miso preserves the freshness of kinme. ?Marlin jerky is the unique taste of Suzaki, once prospered?for marlin fishing.?The texture is not like fish.?The savour remains in the mouth.? Picking hijiki(seaweed)?is?a familiar sight in Apri.? There is so called Long Hijiki, a real speciality, which is long, thick, soft and tasty. ? You can buy these 3 items at Hoei Shop.
The most favorite place in Shimoda
Sunset over Ebisujima Island.? Beyond Shimoda harbor, Akanejima, Noroshizaki, Toji and the stretch of coastal line as far as Irozaki Cape is seen.? Not many local people know this beautiful panorama !
We will show you how you can spend time and enjoy Shimoda.
We are happy to live here near the ocean and feel the sea breeze everyday.? But the merit to be here is that the sea and the mountain are so close.? If you drive a little while, the scenery dramatically changes and we watch things we never find in our daily surroundings.? Kannon Onsen and Shokichi no yu(spa) are the highest altitude hot spring in Minamiizu. It is renowned for the ultra alkaline hot spring, which makes?beautiful skin.? And it really warms you up to the core of the body and is relaxing.? You can see Amagi Mountains ranging in the distance.

This instructor is guiding this program.

Fresh and fat aji (saurel)
If you make, it tastes even better
Inside the Hoei Shop

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