25 Feb '13, 11pm

The Matsushima Oyster Festival and a visit to Entsuin Temple

The Matsushima Oyster Festival and a visit to Entsuin Temple

The festival is set up in three main parts. In one large area, attendees can pick out a spot and set up their own grilling/barbecue equipment, chairs, tables, etc. Essentially, they build a little area for cooking and a little area for eating. Many just ate directly over the grill. In another area, for a small fee, you could rent a little area already set up with a grill and chairs. In both these areas, you’re expected to cook your own food — basically a giant DIY oyster roast. Upon entering the festivals, you’ll encounter large stalls from which you can purchase big bags of super-fresh and juicy oysters, plus other seafood. The third area hosts a food market. Here you can purchase all kinds of seafood, cooked on the spot in front of you, as well as other yummy things. You can also purchase drinks (beer and locally brewed sake mostly) as well as gourmet products to take ho...

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