There are so many Japanese style products and snacks from Iwate perfect for souvenirs. This is a guide for shopping in Iwate!

1. Nanbu-Tekki Ironware

Nanbu-Tekki is a label for ironware that has a long history in Iwate. It is said that first produced in mid 17th Century. The first product was a teapot for a party inviting important persons to Morioka.

Now there are a variety of products such as teapots, iron bottles, pans, bottle opener, necklace, and ornaments. Nanbu-Tekki products are simple but very strong, and you can use them for a long time. The design is in Japanese style, very cute and perfect for home decoration too.

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こんにちは🌿

 ”INSIDE ME HERB”



SANDWICHSTANDでは
ハイビスカス、ローズヒップ、
アップル、レモン、オレンジ、エルダーベリーのブレンドハーブティーがあります!


綺麗な赤色と甘い香りが
広がって落ち着きます♪


ローズヒップやレモンなどの
酸味があるので、シロップや
蜂蜜につけたレモンを入れると
より美味しいですっ♪


本日もお待ちしております😊

#SANDWICHSTAND 
#薬院大通り 
#ハーブティー
#南部鉄器

Nanbu-Tekki teapot

Nanbu-Tekki products are sold at any souvenir stores in Iwate, but here is a studio with a long history.

Kamasada

Address:
2-5 Konyachō, Morioka-shi, Iwate Prefecture

Hours:
9:00-17:30
Closed on Sundays and New Years

Tel:
019-622-3911

2. Nanbu Senbei

Nanbu Senbei is the famous product of Iwate. It is a simple snack made from wheat flour, salt, and water. It is said that originally it was made by soba flours, tells us how water is clean here in Iwate. The dough is pressed into round waffle molds with long handles and baked over charcoals. There are many flavors but peppers and peanuts are the 2 most popular flavors for a long time. Nanbu Senbei can be found at every souvenir shops.

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#南部せんべい#岩手#盛岡#手づくり村#私はお留守番だったから可愛い可愛い甥っ子達からのお土産#一緒に行きたかったなぁー#貰ったけど勿体無くて食べられなかった#ついに食べてしまった…

Nanbu Senbei

 

Iwateya (The producer of Nanbu Senbei)

http://www.iwateya.co.jp/

3. Japanese lacquer ware

Iwate Prefecture produces the largest numbers of lacquer ware throughout Japan. Lacquer wares are traditional Japanese crafts.

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あけましておめでとうございます。
本年もどうぞよろしくお願いします。
きょうの#朝ごはん
#おせち と#お雑煮
我が家のお雑煮は、比内地鶏のスープに鶏肉で。たまにイクラも入ります。
#Breakfast#新年#年越し#新年のご挨拶#実家ごはん#実家#osechi#浄法寺漆#fgおもてなし

Japanese lacquer ware with beautiful New Year food

 

At Urumi Kougei Studio, you can not only look at craftsman painting but also paint one for yourself. (reservation needed)

Urumi Kougei

Address:
2 Chome-9-23 Chuodori, Morioka-shi, Iwate Prefecture

Hours:
10:00-18:30
Closed on New Year Holidays

Tel:
019-654-4615

Website:
http://www.urumi.jp/

4. Japanese Sake

Iwate is a land where sake producing skills are passed down traditionally. The name of “Nanbu Touji” (sake producer) is known throughout Japan. The climate in Iwate is perfect for producing high-quality rice and water. They developed skills, and together with the natural conditions, many famous sake labels has been produced, such as Asabiraki, Hamachidori, and Nanbu-Bijin.

How about buying sake back home as a souvenir? Sake for a souvenir is sold at souvenir stores and liquor shops.

maedah7

今日の晩酌🏠😳🍶は日本酒です😆🎵🎵
この日本酒は、「銘酒誕生物語」の番組で観た事がきっかけで知りました。
番組の中で久慈浩介さんが、「飲んだ時にぱっと笑顔になるお酒を目指したい」と仰っていましたが、この特別純米酒は綺麗で甘味が適度で水が美味しいと感じるお酒で自然と笑顔になりますね。美味しいです(*^▽^)/★*☆♪
#南部美人
#特別純米酒
#吟乙女
#日本酒

Nanbu-Bijin’s sake bottle

5. Kamome no Tamago (かもめの玉子)

Kamome no Tamago is a famous confection produced in Iwate which won the gold medal at Monde Selection 1990. Wet but fluffy egg paste is wrapped with white chocolate, very sweet and tasty.

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2016.4.8
うめこりん @umeco1210 が #かもめの玉子 を送ってくれました😍
・
私 かもめの玉子を知らなかったんです。
そういうやり取りをコメント欄でしてたら…近くの店にあったからと😭
ありがとう😭💕
・
岩手のお菓子なんですね!
黄身餡をカステラで包んでチョコがけ…美味しい😋💕
・
・
このビジュアル、子供の頃に好きだった卵アイスを思い出す🍦
恐竜の卵って商品名だったかな…?

Kamome no Tamago

 

Saito Seika (The producer of Kamome no Tamago)

http://www.saitoseika.co.jp/

6. Gomasuri Dango (ごま摺り団子)

This dango is stuffed with sesame paste, and so silky that it instantly melts in the mouth. The popular souvenir of Iwate is produced by the long established confectionery Shoeido, which is founded in 1903.

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私が帰省した時に必ず買うお土産😋

#岩手 #帰省 #平泉 #ごま摺り団子 #ごま #もちもち #岩手にいたときも好きすぎて、わざわざお土産コーナー行って買ってたレベル

Gomasuri Dango

 

Shoeido (The producer of Gomasuri Dango)

http://www.shoeidoh.co.jp/index.html

7. Nama Nanbu Sable (生南部サブレ)

Nanbu Senbei is usually crunchy but this Nanbu Sable is soft and sweet cookie-like confection.

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Nama Nanbu Sable

Nama Nanbu Sable

Iwateya (The producer of Nama Nanbu Sable)

http://www.iwateya.co.jp/category/items/cafe/sable/

8. Iwayado Yokan (岩谷堂羊羹)

Yokan is a traditional Japanese confection (wagashi), which sets red bean paste by ager. There are many arranged flavors such as ones with black sugar or sesame. The most popular product is black sugar yokan.

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#今宵のスイーツ#岩谷堂羊羹#粒栗

Iwayado Yokan (maron)

 

Kaishindo (The producer of Iwayado Yokan)

http://www.iwate-kaishindo.co.jp/

9. Koiwai Farm Cookie

These cookies are produced by Koiwai Farm, also known as the famous sightseeing spot. You can choose from 4 flavors and there is mixed box too.

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Sakura flavored Koiwai Farm Cookie

Sakura flavored Koiwai Farm Cookie

 

Koiwai Farm

http://www.koiwaishop.jp/shop/

10. Ishiwari Zakura (石割桜)

Ishiwarizakura is a confection that puts flavored cream with thin waffles. There are three kinds of flavors, vanilla, melon, and chocolate.

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盛岡銘菓のパッケージが愛らしい
#石割桜 #丸藤

Ishiwari Zakura

 

Marufuji (The producer of Ishiwari Zakura)

http://www.morioka-marufuji.co.jp/index2.html

The name of Ishiwari Zakura is taken from the famous sightseeing spot Ishiwari Zakura, Rock-Breaking Cherry Tree. This is the 360 years old cherry tree growing out of a granite boulder. It is so beautiful when the flowers in full bloom!

Rock-Breaking Cherry Tree

Rock-Breaking Cherry Tree. From Wikipedia

 

Address:
9-1, Uchimaru, Morioka city
*In front of Morioka District Court building
(About 15 min walk from Morioka sta. )

 

For more information

Best Attractions of Iwate in Japan: Sights and Food You Can’t Miss

10 Local Food You Must Eat in Iwate, Tohoku

4 Temples Pilgrimage “Shiji Kairou” in Tohoku: Iwate, Yamagata & Miyagi