The Ohagi, a moderately salty and sweet rice ball covered with sweetened red bean paste or soybean flour or black sesame paste, made at Saichi has been a topic of conversation all over Japan. Surprisingly, Saichi sells over 5,000 pieces of Ohagi every day! Its popularity comes from reasonable price and the homemade taste of the plentiful use of mochi glutinous rice, not crushed too much, giving it a sticky texture. Two thirds of the Ohagi is red bean paste. Red bean paste accounts for 60% of Ohagi sales.
- 27 Yakushi, Yumoto, Akiu, Taihaku-ku, Sendai
- 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month (open if a public holiday), 1st to 4th Jan.