Taros from Yamagata Nazca Line Field to Be Served in Peru (News)


Yamagata, Oct. 24 (Jiji Press)—A farmer who drew one of the famous Nazca Lines on his satoimo taro field in the northeastern Japan city of Yamagata in June will visit Peru later in October to serve taros harvested from the field.

The farmer, Satō Takuya, 43, plans to provide the taros at a ceremony to mark the centennial of an association in Peru of people from Yamagata Prefecture to be held in the Peruvian capital of Lima on Sunday.

At the event, Satō's taros will be used for an imoni stew, a signature local dish in Yamagata and other locations in the Tōhoku northeastern Japan region that uses a variety of vegetables and meat and is often eaten at riverside parties.

Satō created a hummingbird geoglyph 80 meters long and 50 meters wide, almost the same size as the real Nazca drawing, in a bid to promote taros from Yamagata.

He decided to create the geoglyph as Yamagata University in the city has a research institute in Nazca for studies on the Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Peru.

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