As people started to move out from the Meguro area twenty years ago, families at the shotengai (city’s central marketplace) got together to discuss how to bring the good ol’ days filled with people back. The solution was free Sanma for all.
In Japan, Sanma is popular for its delicious, flavorful, fat body. Sanma is one of the representations of the autumn season, and this matsuri offers 6000 fresh Sanma, grilled on the spot. (They offer free, fresh Sanma when it rains, too!) The market will also provide 10,000 fresh Sudachi to pour onto your Sanma as well. This mouth-watering festival will take place around the Meguro shotengai, right in front of the Meguro station.