My next destination is Murakko Bussankan in Nishiki Area.
Murakko Bussankan is another store that had a celebratory event after the winter closure. They had a festival called Bakkya Matsuri, Butterbur Sprout Festival. But by the time I got there, it was already past noon. Too bad, all the prepared Bakkya dishes were gone, but instead I enjoyed talking to the staffs and the customers enjoying their lunch. I overheard a conversation between people asking one another where they were from. Some had unfamiliar accents, so I believe they were from different parts of Tohoku.
The packages are labeled with a name and contact information of its producer. It has become a common preaution taken by many co-op style markets in Japan, but it just shows how much the providers care about the consumers. Plus, it would make you feel like cherishing it so much more when you see a familar name on the label.
The packaged Bakkya, Butterbur Sprout.
Azami (C. japonicum DC) is commonly enjoyed in local cuisine.
I found other kinds of wild delicacies too, all prepared and ready to be cooked! The prices are so reasonable, considering all the preparations you need to take before cooking them by yourself.