Winter tankan season begins

Winter tankan season begins

On December 27, tankan trees at Ikemiyagi Farm in Izumi, Motobu Town.

January 5, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

From January 5, you can enjoy picking tankan (similar to tangerines) at the Orange Farm in Izumi, Motobu Town. Due to damage caused by seawater and typhoons, the farm will be open only until the end of February this year, which is shorter than usual. On January 19 and 20, an all-you-can-grab tankan for 500-yen event, the Tankan Festival, and the Plant Fair will be held at the Izumi Tangerine Town Information Center.

There are about 20 farms where you can pick tankan. The admission is 250 yen for elementary school children and older, and 200 yen for each child in a group of children. One kilogram of tankan costs 250 yen. Tomoharu Yohena, the president of the Izumi Tangerine Production Union, said, “The taste is good as ever. I hope that people enjoy picking tankan as well as looking at the cherry-blossoms.” For more information, call Mikan-no-sato at 0980 (47) 2889.

(English translation by T&CT, Megumi Chibana and Mark Ealey)

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