Toba City in Mie Prefecture, near Ise Shrine, has long been a "miketsukuni" (land of food)
where food is offered to the gods, and is a treasure house of rich food.
Oyster cultivation, one of the city's most famous products, is conducted without feeding,
using only the bounty of the sea. The oyster season, also known as "milk of the sea," starts
in late October and lasts until early spring. Many oyster farmers open their own oyster
houses, and finding an oyster house of your choice is one of the specialties of this area.
Please come and find your own "ikitsuke oyster shop.