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Taste and discover Ishikawa in Luxembourg City
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Taste and discover Ishikawa in Luxembourg City

19.09.2013 From our online archive
Craftsmen from the Ishikawa prefecture in Japan have travelled to Luxembourg to offer locals a taste of their products and culture, thanks to a link through Cargolux.

(MSS) Craftsmen from the Ishikawa prefecture in Japan have travelled to Luxembourg to offer locals a taste of their products and culture, thanks to a link through Cargolux.

19 years ago, Cargolux started a route to Komatsu Airport in the Ishikawa region, which according to Kazu Nishio, who works in the airport administration division of the Ishikawa prefectural government, created a bridge and special bond between the prefecture and the Grand Duchy.

To maintain the friendship, local business and craftsmen arranged a small exhibition of their products together with tastings of soy sauce and sake, and a demonstration of how to make the Japanese specialty soy and red bean pastries at the Kaempff-Kohler delicatessen shop in the City centre.

Japan is divided into prefectures, which are governmental bodies formerly known as provinces. Surrounded by mountains to the east and the ocean to the west in the middle of Japan, the Ishikawa prefecture is known for its richness in culture and hand-crafted products.

“The Ishikawa prefecture has what we call 'human treasure', which means that the culture is being preserved very well,” explains Nishio, who hopes that the exhibition and the different tastings of specialties like sake and pastry will waken the Luxembourgers interest in the region.

Aiming to make the friendship a two-way exchange, Nishio and the business and craftsmen are planning a similar event in Ishikawa where they'll be promoting Luxembourgish products.

The event runs until 6.30pm on Thursday, and the exhibition of products will remain open until Friday at 5pm at Kaempff-Kohler in 18 Place Guillaume II.