Spaghetti Squash looks like a melon, and its attributes are the genus Squash of the Cucurbitaceae family, and it seems to be said to be a variant of Western pumpkin. It seems that the name comes from the fact that the contents are loosened like somen noodles. Spaghetti Squash is a trivial name, officially a vegetable named “金糸瓜”. The texture is crispy, the taste is less harsh and addictive, and it has a slight sweetness, so it has a wide range of cooking uses, so it is easy to match with any dish.
It is cultivated in the coastal areas centering on the Ushimado district of Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture, which is also called the Aegean Sea of the Sea of Japan. It is one of the leading production areas in Japan. Spaghetti Squash is a rare item in Japan because it is difficult to cultivate because the strain is damaged when there are many fruits. It is relatively low in calories and has a refreshing taste, so it is popular with consumers as a pumpkin that is easy to eat even when you have no appetite.
The name has been known since ancient times, as it was written in the Manyoshu in ancient times, and it seems that it prospered as a port waiting for the wind and tide in the Middle Ages. Many poets and poets visited Ushimado, praising the scenery, and it seems that many of these lyrics or songs are still being conveyed. It is stated that the Joseon Tongsinsa was moored in 1420, and that Ushimado’s deputy sent a messenger to Korea in 1467. From 해동제 국기, Mr. Lee Chosun 영의 정 Shin Suk-ju is a history book of Chinese books that describes Japan and Ryukyu Kingdom, published in 1471. In 1501, a collection of Ryukyuan translations, “Word Translation,” was published. Also, during the Edo period, the daimyo of the change of attendance and the friendship between Japan and Korea, which were isolated from Japan, were formed, and a group of Joseon Tongsinsa called at the port (from Tomonoura to Ushimado to Murozumi). It seems that many historical and cultural heritage remains. At Ushimado, it is popular as a Karako dance. The town became Setouchi City on November 1, 2004, when Ushimado Town, Oku Town, and Osafune Town merged.