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Leaving Suzu City along the coastal road to the ‘Rokkosan Lighthouse’.

A white lighthouse built by an Englishman in the Meiji era (1868 ~ 1912). The lighthouse at the tip of Noto Peninsula, the point of contact between Sotoura and Uchiura. This cape famous for being able to see “the rising sun from the sea and the setting sun in the sea” at the same place.

The Japan Sea side of the peninsula is called Sotoura, and the Toyama Bay side is called Uchiura.

珠洲を抜けて海岸線を走りながら、能登半島の最先端の「祿剛埼灯台」

向かいます。明治時代にイギリス人の設計で造られた白亜の灯台です(あいにく工事中でした)。能登半島の最先端で、ちょうど外浦と内浦との接点にあたるところです。この岬は「海から昇る朝日と、海に沈む夕陽」が同じ場所で見れることで有名。

塩の駅 輪島塩(Wajima Salt)

A traditional salt production conducted over 500 years called the ‘Hama-Age Salt production’, concentrating seawater using the sand at the seashore.

From spring to summer, the seawater is poured from early morning to the sandy salt fields. Gathering just the dry sand with sun hydration, washing it again with seawater, repeating the process to extract the concentrated salted water.

This is put in a cauldron and cooked carefully to make delicious fried beach salt.

I’ve compiled a video to see how ‘Hama-Age Salt production’ is still being maintained as a traditional heritage below.

揚げ浜式製塩

五百年程前から奥能登に守り伝えられてきた「揚げ浜式塩田の塩造り」。

春から夏にかけて朝早くから海水をくんで砂地の塩田に撒きます。

お日様の光と熱で乾いた砂を集め、再び海水で洗い流して「カンスイ」と呼ばれる濃い塩水を採ります。

これを大釜に入れ、薪でじっくりと炊き上げ、おいしい揚げ浜塩を作っています。長い工程のあとにわずかにとれる海の恵です。 

揚げ浜式製塩の塩づくりの詳細はここで見れます。

白米千枚田|A Thousand Rice Paddies in Shirayone

前回も訪れた輪島郊外にある「白米千枚田」。日本海に面した千枚田はは世界農業遺産「能登の里山里海」の代表的な棚田として、年々注目を浴びております。日本の米作りとその技術ものを象徴するような圧巻の光景です。そして何よりもその穫れるお米はなかなか味わえないお米で訪れたお土産に2キロばかり買えました。ちょうど新米の季節!

Shiroyone Senmaida (A Thousand Rice Paddies in Shiroyone) is the rice terraces located in Shiroyone town, Wajima City of Ishikawa Prefecture. The scenery of 1,004 small rice paddies on steep slopes along the seaside is splendid, and thus famous among the many other rice terraces in Japan. Shiroyone Senmaida was selected as one of “Japan’s Top 100 Terraced Rice Paddies” and nationally designated a “Special Place of Scenic Beauty”. 

輪島に入ると陽は沈み、早速夕飯のお店探しです。

朝市のすぐそばにある鮨屋で能登の新鮮な海鮮やふぐが味わえるお寿司屋さんに。

The day ends at Wajima.

The port is facilitated with large parking lots to accommodate visitors, travelers and tourist which becomes our overnight resting spot.

We’ve managed to find a local Sushi Restaurant in Wajima for over 40 years. Not only do they serve sush but seasonal delights and individual fresh catch dishes throughout the year. Given its location right next to the morning market, the fresh catch is their speciality.

助すし|Suke Sushi | 輪島市河井町3-26-2 | TEL 0768-22-4101

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