Utilizing ”nigari” from the deep ocean water
The ”Fruit Tomatoes” that are sold in supermarkets nowadays are great, but sometimes you just crave the nostalgic sweet yet tart flavor of ordinary tomatoes. In Harunocho, Kochi city, by the Niyodo River, Satoshi Nomura grows just such tomatoes.
The clean river that is considered the best quality water in Japan, and the mild climate nurtured this tomato
Another element nurturing the Mineral Tomato is the clean waters of the Niyodo River. Niyodo River flows through Ehime and Kochi prefectures. While it is not as famous as Shimanto River, it was elected as the best quality water in Japan according to a 2003 survey by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. It is also the location for a 4 series of novels written by Tomiko Miyao, ”Kai (Paddle)”, ”Shunto (Spring Lamp) ”, ”Shuka (Summer Time)” and ”Niyodo River”.
- Mineral Tomato
- 353 Harunocho Saibata, Kochi-shi, Kochi Prefecture