Spread the Specialty in Kunocho, Carter Peanuts from Miyoshi to the Whole Country
Green Cowbell Inc.
Address: 827 Kōnuchō Fukuda Miyoshi, Hiroshima 729-4111
Business Hours: 11 am – 6:30 pm
Carter Peanuts has been a specialty of Konucho since former US president Jimmy Carter gave them to the town in 2001. It has been taken over by the local people. Ibaraki Eiji, the president of Green Cowbell Inc is also one of the members who introduced the peanuts to the whole country as a producer growing and preserving the local speciality.
During WW2, the bell of Shoganji in Hichi of Konucho was delivered to the army as material for cannonballs, but instead of becoming a weapon, it was shipped to Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia as a symbol of peace called “the Bell of Hiroshima.” It led the former US president, Jimmy Carter to Konucho in October, 1990. Since then the friendship with Atlanta city and Americus city has been developed and in 2001 as a proof of the friendship and as a gift from Carter who owned a peanuts farm, peanut seeds were given. Ibaraki Eiji, the president of Green Cowbell Inc is one of the people who stayed at Americus city as an exchange program of the town. He told us he was impressed by the huge peanut field stretched that as far as the eye could see. He has been to Germany and many other countries as a tour conductor of a travel company. After that he came back to Konucho to take over the family business and started producing Carter Peanuts. 4 years later, in 2018 about 850 kg of the peanuts were produced in a year. Konucho’s total amount of production is 1,200 kg, so 70% of them are produced by Ibaraki alone.
Feature articles about Carter Peanuts, the speciality preserved by people in Konucho
Processor: Ito Sakae (Society of Carter Peanuts)
Bringing out the Sweetness of Carter Peanuts, the Top Peanuts Craftsman in Konucho
Sales Channel: Isamu Nakakubo (Y shop Nakakubo)
Only Here in Miyoshi! The New Local Specialities, Carter Chocolate and Carter Manju
|店舗名||Green Cowbell Inc|
|所在地||827 Kōnuchō Fukuda Miyoshi, Hiroshima 729-4111|