Sendai Akiu Visitor Center is a gateway to the rich natural, meeting place of the beautiful landscapes with peaks and valleys.

Nature in Futakuchi

Magnolia obovata (Magnoliaceae Magnolia

It grows in mountains on deciduous trees of 20 - 30 meters tall. The flowers are yellowish white and usually bloom to 15 cm in diameter, with a strong fragrance. In the rural areas of Hida, there is a regional cuisine called Hoba-miso, using these dead leaves; the leaves are used as a makeshift dish to grill meat or vegetables in Hoba-miso. Meats and veggies are grilled on these dead leaves to get this nice fragrance on foods.

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