From 2023-09-07 09:30 to 2023-09-09 18:30
Venue: Bologna

ICCJ is pleased to announce that the prefecture of IBARAKI will be present at SANA for the 35th International Exhibition of Organic and Natural Products.

This a unique opportunity to introduce to the Italian and European markets, as well as to Japanese product importers, the gastronomic specialties (but not only) of this yet-to-be-discovered Japanese prefecture.

Among the products presented, visitors can find ume fukuyui and shikishiki (umeboshi plums), konjac, renkon chips, umeshu (an alcoholic beverage made from ume), green tea, natto, dried shiitake mushrooms, hoshi-imo (dried sweet potato), and more.

In addition to various food products, visitors can also explore ceramics and other items, and discover the history and culture of the Ibaraki Prefecture, engaging directly with some of the producers present.

Event Details:
Date: September 7th – 9th, 2023
Location: SANA, Food, and SANATECH, Bologna fair district
Stand: 29 – Lane E – Booth 39

If you are interested in staying updated on the products or scheduling an appointment at the stand with Japanese producers, register via the provided Save the Date link, and we will send you updates shortly.


Do you know about Ibaraki Prefecture?
Ibaraki Prefecture is located in the northeastern part of the Kantō region, between Tochigi Prefecture and the Pacific Ocean.

Agriculture, fishing, and livestock farming are vital sectors in the prefecture. Thanks to vast flat areas, abundant rivers, and a suitable climate, Ibaraki is among the prefectures with the highest agricultural production in Japan. Notable products include melons, pears, peppers, and cabbage, as well as various rice varieties, natto (fermented soybeans), konjac, and various dried products like the famous sweet potatoes.
Since 1987, the Ibaraki Prefecture has established relationships with the Emilia-Romagna Region, particularly in the cultural field.