Made In Itoshima

Jizakana Bank

Jizakana Bank is an ongoing project in Itoshima to ensure that everyone in society can continue enjoying fresh, delicious local fish. (Jizakana means local fish in Japanese.)

Itoshima Jizakana Bank / 糸島地魚BANK

In order to learn more about local fish and increase their value, local businesspeople, including fishermen and culinary researchers from Itoshima, have been working with Takashi Mabuchi, the President of Itoshi no Itoshima Co., Ltd., to carry out a variety of activities since 2018.

Takashi Mabuchi, Jizakana bank in Itoshima, 糸島の地魚BANKを運営する「いとしのいとしま」代表・馬淵崇さん

Individuals who agree with the project’s objectives or who are interested in local fish from Itoshima can become members of Jizakana Bank. As members, they can interact with local fishermen and other members and access workshops and other services funded with membership fees (¥1,100/month). The project aims to bring people to Itoshima to understand the value of local fish through hands-on experiences, so it offers participatory events like village tours and fish cutting workshops.

Details of activities are available on the Jizakana Bank Facebook group.

Itoshima Jizakana Bank / 糸島地魚BANK

Itoshima Jizakana Bank / 糸島地魚BANK

Jizakana Bank

Operated by: Itoshi no Itoshima Co., Ltd.
https://www.zizakanabank.com/company/
Membership fee: ¥1,100/month
Member benefits:
1. One Itoshima seafood bowl (or simmered fish meal) at Shima no Kaisendonya or local sashimi platter at Ekimae no Bar.
2. Priority for participation in hands-on events
3. Right to join in Jizakana Bank activities (e.g., planning and development of products using local fish, development of menus for local eateries) as a member

▷ Membership Registration: https://www.zizakanabank.com/memberform

Eateries run by Itoshi no Itoshima Co., Ltd.;
Shima no Kaisendonya
Seafood bowl specialty shop located inside JF Itoshima Shima no Shiki. Opened in 2011, this is Mabuchi’s first shop. It offers local fish from Itoshima based on the concept of only using fish from Itoshima and refusing to negotiate lower prices with the fishermen. It is a popular shop that starts forming lines early in the morning.

Itoshima Jizakana Bank / 糸島地魚BANK

33-1 Shima-tsuwazaki, Itoshima City, Fukuoka
092-327-4033 (reservations not accepted)
• Open: 11:00~14:00 (ends as soon as they run out)
• Close: Wed.
https://www.instagram.com/shimanokaisendon/

Ekimae no Sakanayasan
This shop specializes in take-out. Here you can choose from a range of menu items made with local seafood, like the local sashimi platter and takoyaki made with local octopus, as well as prepared foods made with Itoshima vegetables. Be sure to check the shop’s Instagram page for the day’s menu.
Itoshima Now report: https://www.fukuoka-now.com/en/itoshimanow/ekimae-no-sakanaya-san/

Itoshima Jizakana Bank / 糸島地魚BANK

2-1-1 Maebaru-chuo, Itoshima City, Fukuoka
070-3983-4384
• Open: 16:00~19:00
• Close:Wed.
https://www.instagram.com/ekimaeno.sakanayasan/

Ekimae no Bar
One-minute walk from JR Chikuzen-Maebaru Station. A bar that serves fresh Itoshima seafood and dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.

Itoshima Jizakana Bank / 糸島地魚BANK

2-1-21 Maebaru-chuo, Itoshima City, Fukuoka
092-324-1022
• Open: 18:00~22:30 (open only Thu., Fri., Sat.)
• Close: Sun. to Wed.
https://www.instagram.com/ekimaenobaru/

Itoshima Jizakana Bank / 糸島地魚BANK

Published: Nov 4, 2021 / Last Updated: Dec 14, 2021

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