14th Annual Natto Eating Contest

When: 10am – 12:30pm, February 28th, 2015
Where: Hotel Lake View Mito 2nd Floor (1-6-1 Miya-cho, Mito, Ibaraki)

A competition to see who can eat natto (fermented soy beans) the fastest! There will be a men’s division and a women’s division. There will be a preliminary round, after which 10 men and 5 women will continue to the final round, where men and women will be required to eat 5 or 3 bundles of natto wrapped in rice straw respectively. Registration for the competition has closed, but you can still go along and watch! There will also be stalls selling a variety of natto products from around the country.

One thought on “14th Annual Natto Eating Contest

  1. I still can’t eat natto. I lived beside a natto factory when I lived in Ibaraki (sannomaru), so I got used to the smell, I still don’t like the consistency though!

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