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Incense
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.
Roof tiles
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.
Hand-stretched
somen noodles
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.
Pearls
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.
Tile
Danto, Ltd., which has grown into Japanfs representative tile maker, continues to use gminpeiyakih technology, which was developed by Minpei Kashu 200 years ago.
Local sake and beer
Sake is produced locally by Miyakobijin and Sennenichi. Awaji Beer is made by URA, Ltd.
Paper toys
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.

Specialty products

Awaji beef
As well as being known as gAwaji beefh, the beef produced on Awaji is now branded as Matsuzaka Beef and Kobe Beef.
Onions
Awaji onions are juicy onions with soft fibers that have a unique sweet taste with little pungent taste. The onions are well received as the Awaji brand.
Sea bream
Sea bream are best in spring when the waters of the Akashi Strait and Naruto Strait become rough and the meat is firm.
Hamo
The season for hamo is June to August when the waters of Kitan Strait and Naruto Strait are rough and the meat is firm./dd>
Blowfish
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.
Chirimen and ikanago
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.
Nori and wakame seaweed
Awaji Island is one of the nationfs top producers of nori and wakame.
Tangerines and biwa
Taking advantage of the warm climate, the island produces a lot of citrus fruits, primarily tangerines.Biwa is a national favorite.
Dairy products
Excellent dairy products are produced from Awaji Islandfs fresh, natural milk.
Flowers and
ornamental plants
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.
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