Although still fresh in my memory, the first auction of the finest ripe mango brand “Taiyo no Tamago Mango” produced in Miyazaki Prefecture was held on April 14, 2022 at 29 markets nationwide. At the Miyazaki Central Wholesale Market in Miyazaki City, two large balls of 4L size (about 510 to 649 grams) have been sold for the highest bid of Japanese 500,000 yen in 2019.
Wamyō Ruijushō-It is said that there was Emperor Jimmu’s imperial palace, and there are many folklore about the Emperor. There was a shrine called “Emperor Jimmu Shrine（The predecessor of MIYAZAKI Jingu Shrine）” for a long time-Imagine the origin of Miyazaki Prefecture. “Hyuga country” of the ancient Ritsuryo nation: It is believed to have been established between 684（Emperor Tenmu, Hakuho Earthquake: Estimated to be a huge earthquake along the Nankai Trough）and 696（Empress Jito）AD. Satsuma became independent from Hyuga in 702-Taiho Code, envoy to Tang. Furthermore, on April 3, 713, Osumi was separated. A country area close to the current MIYAZAKI area has been confirmed: Except for a part of the south.“Jinno-shotoki” – History book by Sir Chikafusa Kitabatake “Miyazaki Prefecture”, Located in the southeastern part of Kyushu, in a mountainous prefecture where mountains occupy about 75% of the prefecture’s land.The eastern edge faces Hyuga-Nada (Pacific Ocean) with a total length of 400 km. With an area of 70.2 km east-west, 160 km north-south, and a total area of 7,734.18 km2, it is the 13th largest in Japan except Hokkaido. The landform consists of mountains including Volcanic areas, and low flat plains and Basin that include foothills, plateaus, terraces, and lowlands. The distribution covers all areas except the plains in the eastern part of the central part of the prefecture. It is lined with mountains such as Mt. Sobo (1756 m), Mt. Kunimi (1739 m), and Mt. Ichifusa (1721 m)（With Oita and Kumamoto as the border）. The Wanitsuka Mountains are located in the southern part of the prefecture, and the Kirishima volcanic group centered on Mt. Kirishima (1700 m) is located on the border of Kagoshima Prefecture. In the northern and southern coasts of the prefecture, the mountain bodies are submerged in the sea, forming a rias-style submergent coastline. The hills and plateaus surround the Miyazaki Plain and the Kirishima volcanic group to the east of the Kyushu Mountains. Distributed in basin groups such as Kakuto, Kobayashi, and Miyakonojo. It is rocky or gravel, and the upper part is covered with white sand around the volcanic area. Rivers and rainfall erosion are significant, and terraces and dissected valleys have developed, presenting complex topographical conditions. In addition to the basin river valley, lowlands are found near coastal estuaries and in river basins in the plains, forming alluvial lowlands. I hear that straight dune coasts are distributed along the plain coast. The coastline is bordered by Mimitsu, with many bends in the north and straight sandy beaches in the south. It is blessed with an excellent natural environment such as lush mountains and a beautiful coastline, and the area of the natural park is 91,919 hectares, which occupies about 12 % of the prefecture’s land（Designated as a 105-hectare marine park area）. Forests are 5,873 km, 75.9 %, arable land is 690 square km, 8.9 %. Roadside landscape beautification ordinance, 1969: Protect excellent natural landscapes, trees and other plants along the road. By planting new flowers and trees, we plan to improve the scenery along the road and promote the beautification of the local area. “沿道自然景観地区（Eighteen districts, total 1,026 ha designated）”, Washingtonia filifera.（ワシントニアパーム）, “沿道修景植栽地区（Designated 74 districts, total 168）”, “沿道修景指定樹木（thirty-nine designated in twenty-seven locations）”, Designated, nationwide pioneer. The citizens of the prefecture have endeavored to create and conserve a road environment full of flowers and greens. 景観法（Landscape Act）,平成十六年, 六月十八日, 法律第百十号（Act No. 110 of June 18, 2004）, Examination of planting arrangement and management method that should be in the future. I hear that the first planting along the road was in 1937. Phoenix was planted along the national highway along the Nichinan coast, and maintenance as a road park began. National Park in Kyushu, Japan called Nippo Seaside National Park, 1955. Promoted the planting of flowers and trees along the road in 1962. Collaboration with citizens of the prefecture: We are working to improve the spirit of making our local road beautiful by ourselves and to foster an attachment to the road. “Kunitomi Town, Higashimorokata District”, Located in the central part of the prefecture, the east is adjacent to ‘Miyazaki City’, the prefecture’s capital. On the north side is Saito City, which is famous for its ancient tombs（Note however that the Haniwa (terra-cotta figurine) standing statue of an armed male currently owned by Tokyo National Museum was excavated from a site in the city of Ota in Gunma Prefecture, while the items excavated from the Higo Eta Funayama Tumulus, also owned by Tokyo National Museum, were excavated from a site in Tamana District in Kumamoto Prefecture, and finally the gilt bronze harness excavated from the ‘HYUGA’ Province Saitobaru Tumulus, now owned by the Gotoh Art Museum, was excavated from Saito City in Miyazaki Prefecture）. Aya Town in the same Higashimorokata District on the west and south sides. And a farmland village with an area of 130.63 km2 surrounded by Takaoka Town. It belongs to Miyazaki prefecture in 1873. In 1876, Miyazaki Prefecture was abolished and merged with Kagoshima Prefecture. In 1879, the Morokata District was established as an administrative district by the enforcement in Kagoshima. Belonged to this with the re-establishment of Miyazaki Prefecture in 1883. Honjo and Yatsushiro merged in September 1956 to form a new town. Furthermore, it merged with Kiwaki Village in March 1957. Then, Kunitomi Town was born as the largest town in the prefecture at that time. The origin is Kunitomi Honjo or: It is named after Kamihara-Miyako and Kunitomi-Honjo-Kamihara. The old Honjo Town used to be called Takahiramura or Kunitomimura. Toyokuni-Wakenomikoto has ruled Kunino-Miyatsuko for generations. This area was called Tenryo, and since then it has been under the direct control of the Shogunate（1646 : land directly controlled by Edo bakufu）until Meiji Restoration. Then, the town and village system was enforced in 1902. etc. Since the merger, the townspeople have cooperated.It has a spirit of harmony and cooperation in the blessed nature and climate. And great development in various fields such as education, culture, industry, economy, and environmental improvement. VEGETABLES-Peppers that are produced with all their heart are excellent in both taste and quality. Cucumbers are produced with great care in greenhouses. It receives warm sunlight even in winter and has a wonderful texture. We also produce Radish, Tomato, Green pepper, Shrimp-shaped taro variety, and Early-release bamboo shoots. FRUITS-Fuyu Kaki（variety of sweet Japanese persimmon) : The taste and quality are outstanding, and you can fully enjoy the taste of autumn. Toshichika TAMURA: He studied Chinese studies as a child and English studies as a boy. In addition, he trained at Kochi Prefectural Ceramics School. He spent his time as an educator in Kochi and Miyazaki prefectures from 1878 to 1886. 87 species that belonged to Miyazaki Prefecture cultivated during work: Recognized that “Citrus” is excellent, named “Hyuga-Natsumikan（Summer Orange）”. Around 1891, send scions and saplings to Homeland’s father. Instead of Mr. TAMURA, we started growing and cultivating seedlings. In Kochi prefecture, it is often called simply ‘Konatsu Citrus（It started when it was discovered by chance in a mansion in Miyazaki prefecture in the early 18th century. At that time, it wasn’t eaten with strong acidity, but it seems that it has been widely cultivated since then. The origin of the species is thought to be a mutation of Yuzu, the skin is yellow, and the size is about the same as that of Satsuma mandarin.）’ – The standard Japanese name is “Hyuganatsu Citrus（It is thought to be a mutant of Yuzu found in the garden of Yasutarou Magata in Miyazaki City around 1820 during the Edo period. At the time of discovery, it seems that it was not eaten with strong acidity, but after that, breeding progressed and it became a special product of Miyazaki prefecture, and now it is cultivated in various places.）”. “Mango” has been cultivated in Japan since the Showa era. Shoichi TATE: In 1984, at that time, he instructed farmers to grow as the chief of fruit trees in Japan Agricultural Cooperatives SAITO. I was impressed by the encounter during my visit to Okinawa and brought it to Miyazaki. It wasn’t until the 2000s that domestic production increased. However, it was not easy because pollen is vulnerable to rain. One by one, carefully net and ripen and harvest naturally fallen fruits from the branch. The sweetness and flavor of ‘Ripe Mangoes’ that have taken time and effort are incomparable to imported products. It also has excellent cold resistance and can be cultivated without the need for a greenhouse. Irwin-Variety introduction-Origin: USA, HADEN, Because of its strong peculiar smell, people have different tastes in Japan. A variety that has a strong taste and is popular in Europe and the United States. The pericarp is red, round in shape, and looks like an apple. First called Apple Mango. Lippenss-It is the mother of Irwin and has a higher sugar content than Irwin.It is a variety with few fibers, and the impression is that it is a little small. The color of the pericarp is slightly reddish yellow even when fully ripe. Origin: Hawaii, Rapoza-A variety that is a child of Irwin, and is a little big. The pericarp is red at the top and yellow at the bottom, with white and fine spots throughout. Impression that it is juicy and sweet and has very little fiber. “Irwin” : Cultivated in Florida, USA-Around 1954, to Tainan City, Taiwan. Later, cultivation became popular in Japan as well. The main cultivated area has a warm climate. It turns red like an apple, and the juicy fruits are bright orange. Most of the mangoes cultivated in Japan. Ripeness is required, but this product is almost fully ripe. It is time to eat after the fragrance becomes stronger and you feel the softness in your hands. Therefore, it is better to have some wrinkles on the skin. “Taiyo no Tamago Mango”, Ripe with arboreal, individual attached to the net, and fallen naturally. It clears strict shipping standards and is only about 15% of Miyazaki Mangoes. I heard that only about 5% of the highest quality ‘AA’ products are available. Among the Prefectural ripeness, the sugar content is 15 degrees or more and the weight is 350 g or more. It has been around 1998-It meets the strict standard that more than half of the appearance is ‘bright red.’ Generally, the season is from mid-April to July : The season of this product is very short, from June to July. As a result of the producer and related organizations working together to improve quality and branding – Ripe Mango grows into a fruit that represents the prefecture. Sampling parties and spot sales at retail stores throughout the prefecture : Producers and related parties come into direct contact with the citizens of the prefecture – Thorough movement to spread new brands with future. Boasting a high degree of recognition nationwide, no one knows it now. A superb product that combines an elegant scent, rich sweetness, and a fresh texture.
In Miyazaki Prefecture, production began around 1984, and in 1987, a technology was established to receive and harvest ripe and naturally falling fruits on the net. After that, I heard that production was promoted in various parts of the prefecture. We are shipping the highest quality products under the “Sun Egg Mango” brand, which have a sugar content of 15 degrees or more and a weight of 350 g or more and meet the criteria of beautiful color and shape. It seems that this epoch-making and excellent agricultural product is only about 15% of the ripe mangoes harvested in Miyazaki. Among them, only 5% of the highest grade AA products (Red excellent product: the best products with less scratches on the outer skin, good appearance, high sugar content) are just super rare brand mangoes. It is a gem born from history, and it comes from the harmony between humans and nature. Naturally, the taste varies from land to land and from season to season. Also, the mango from Miyazaki seems to be a kind called “Apple Mango” whose skin turns red when ripe. Among these, the one selected for the sun’s egg mango seems to be “a fruit that has been fully ripened on the tree until it naturally falls, and has a particularly excellent taste and appearance.”