July 4th Is Nashi Pear Day
Nashi Pear Day was established in 2004 by the "Togo Town Nijisseiki Pear Development Committee" in Togo Town, Tottori Prefecture (now Yurihama Town), a major producer of the Nijisseiki nashi pear. The date is based on the Japanese wordplay, in which the kanji reading of number 7 is "na" and 4 as "shi".
Nashi refers to the types of pears that have been traditionally cultivated in Japan. It is said to be one of the oldest cultivated fruits in Japan. The history of pears can be traced back to the Yayoi period (around the 1st or 2nd century). The earliest edible seeds have been found in the Toro ruins in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Quite distinct from Western pears in both texture and flavour, nashi are large and apple-shaped, with a crisp bite and a light, sweet taste. With a water content of around 90%, nashi are often eaten during the long, hot Japanese summer as a means of combating heat exhaustion.
Celebrate with Rien Nashi Liqueurs!
If you want to experience the unique taste of nashi pears, we recommend trying Rien Nashi liqueur!
Rien Nashi liqueur is made from 100% premium nashi pears grown in the basin area of Hita, where the climate is characterized by a large difference in temperature between summer and winter, day and night, with the exquisite skills of the production staff at Oimatsu Shuzo. Serve chilled, on rocks, or mixed with soda. Great for cocktails as well!