Japan hosts potato stew festival

Japan potato festival

Japan's biggest potato stew festival was held in Yamagata Prefecture Sunday. 

The stew called "imoni" means simmered potatoes and is a soul food in the region.

This gigantic pot is nearly 20 feet in diameter.

It contains ingredients like three tons of potatoes, one ton of beef, and thousands of green onions.

All of the vegetables and meat are locally made.

The pot is so big that a power shovel is used to stir and scoop the stew. 

The stew is then put into a smaller pot before it is made into a single serving.

About 30,000 bowls of imoni were cooked for people that flocked to the event. 

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