Kouchi prefecture 高知県
“Kochi” [高知県/こうちけん] prefecture is located in Shikoku region, and it is the place where “Ryouma Sakamoto”(the samurai who is famous for modernize Japan) was born.
It’s a prefecture where the nature and atmosphere of old times still remains.
A river called “Shimanto-river” recalls us the good old times of Japan.
As many nature still remains, fruit, fish, and meat is very good.
“Katsuo-no-tataki”(Katuo means bonito) is special product of this prefecture.
The traditional pole-and-line fishing of bonito still done.Only the surface of the fished bonito is toasted, which makes a half raw “sashimi”(sliced raw fish).
“Sashimi” is usually eaten with “shoyu”(soy sauce), but this dish is eaten with garlic and “ponzu”, which is a seasoning made of vinegar and the juice from a bitter orange taste.
This is the famous mysterious tree in Kouchi.
There are two cedar trees are grow from each approach and those branch are connected each other, just like a “Torii” gate.
This castle is designated as a national historical site. It is 400 years has passed, since it was constructed.
Also it is selected as top 100 castles in Japan.