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Airport Island Seaweed Goes on Sale at Centrair - commercialized Seaweed Commemorates Airport’s 5th Anniversary

Airport Island Seaweed Goes on Sale at Centrair - commercialized Seaweed Commemorates Airport’s 5th Anniversary

The seaweed product Centrair Megumi.

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Since March 19, stores at Chubu International Airport (“Centrair”) in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture have begun selling natural seaweed products made with seaweed collected from the edge of the airport island.

The product is called Centrair Megumi (meaning “Blessing of Centrair”). Since Centrair is developing its Sea Harvesting & Sales Project to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the airport’s opening, in collaboration with local fishing cooperatives, the akamoku seaweed that grows on the shore of the airport island is being commercialized into a new local food product. Inside each package (priced at 298 yen each) are three cups of kizami akamoku seaweed divided into bite-size 40 gram pieces with blue shiso-flavored sauce.

Centrair Omiyage Kan, a gift shop on the third floor of the passenger terminal, began selling the seaweed on the 19th and free samples were available at the Event Plaza on the fourth floor until the 22nd. The seaweed will soon be sold at local retailers during their normal business hours, and they are also offered at airport restaurants in industrial-size packages of 500 grams, where Akamoku Menus began appearing on the 19th.

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