Awaji Island accounts for 70 percent of domestically produced incense. Awaji incense is genuine, top quality incense made from natural materials and fragrances. Awaji Island leads the aroma culture of Japan by developing products that feature fragrance and health.
Awaji Island is the nation's number one producer of ibushi roof tiles. Awaji tiles have a 400-year history. Made of clay that is ideal for making tiles, the beautiful tiles offer superior durability. Recently coasters that use tiles and tile goods have become popular as well.
Awaji Island continues the ancient tradition of hand making somen noodles when itfs cold. The noodles are painstakingly prepared individually by a two-day process. The noodles are chewy and feature good flavor.
Kobe handles 80 percent of the processing and distribution of Japanese pearls. Almost all pearl nuclei however are produced on Awaji Island. Awaji accounts for 70 percent of all pearls produced in the country.
Awaji Island makes 90 percent of the countryfs nostalgic paper toys. gFukimodoshih was also exported overseas in the 1960s, and was honored with the Oju Award by the Japanese government as a company that contributed to exports.
Awaji Island blowfish is just as delicious as that of Shimonoseki, and is acclaimed by chefs at the best restaurants in Kansai. Sashimi of blowfish from the cool waters of the Naruto Strait is the greatest.
Whitebait caught in the waters near Awaji Island and sun dried in the clean air of the island is known as chirimen. Ikanago raised from the water when spring comes accounts for the second largest catch following Hokkaido. The quality and taste of Awaji kugini using ikanago fry is the greatest.
Using a combination of glass and vinyl greenhouses, flowers and ornamental plants such as chrysanthemum and stock are raised. Awaji Island accounts for over 80 percent of the carnations shipped from the prefecture.