和田あい

General incorporated association Miss Nippon Association Director

WADA Ai

Starting in 1950, the Miss Japan Contest has had a lengthy history in Japan. This contest is a competition for Japanese women who are endowed with the three attributes necessary to be considered a true Japanese beauty; beauty with inner strength, beauty of the heart and mind (health), and beauty with the ability and enthusiasm to take action. It is a contest that provides opportunities for young women to broaden their horizons and realize their abilities, and today it has also become known as an ‘Education and Development Contest.’
Myself and my brother inherited this contest from our grandfather, Shizuo Wada, and together we manage the Miss Japan Contest, including its planning, running and operation. We also inherited one of Japan’s first diet methods, the “Wada Diet Formula" (= Miss Japan Formula) which guides people in how to gain a healthy body.
On January 23rd, 2017, the recipe book "Miss Japan’s Meals for Beauty" (Shogakukan) was released.

For the drinking season during Christmas and New Year

Many people eat out more during the holiday season in December and January. You can often hear “I feel my stomach is weak.” I suppose most people do not know how to eat less the festive dinners even though they are usually careful not to eat or drink too much.

I often visit Kyoto for my business, where I found a soup specialist run by a charming owner MS. Toko. The product is called “MISO POTA.” It is made from Japanese and Western ingredients by seasoning with "Miso." MISO POTA uses colorful vegetables as well as ingredients that are not used for traditional miso soups. MISO POTA is a new style of Japanese soup you have never tried before.

When I visit Kyoto and see MS. Toko, I am so happy to feel plenty of positive energy.

All ingredients of “MISO POTA” are dissolved like soup. It is full of nutrition. One of the ingredients is miso paste. Miso is fermented food and will heat your body from inside. MISO POTA is deal to manage your physical condition in winter.

Especially my favorite is "Resurrection Black" soup made from shijimi clams. It is perfect for the day I don’t feel well because of a hangover. Delicious shijimi clams added by nutritious "black" foods such as wakame seaweeds, laver seaweeds and black sesame seeds.

You can taste rich shijimi clam broth. The flavor of seaweeds and the taste of black sesame seeds match clams perfectly. It is so delicious! Your body absorbs the soup slowly to heal your stomach gently.

"Miso soup" used to be the essential menu for Japanese meals. However, miso soup has been served less gradually over the years. The variety of cuisine in Japan have been diversifying. People eat bread and pasta more while rice consumption has been decreasing. "Miso soup" arranged to match modern meals is “MISO POTA.”

Miss Nippon Finalists study group has the opportunity to watch the miso themed documentary film “Itadakimasu: Miso wo tsukuru kodomotachi” as well as to attend a miso making workshop.

Japanese traditional cuisine “washoku” is designated as UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. It is one of the essential elements consist of Japanese culture. Miso we made will be aged for a year so that Miss Nippon following year finalists will take over. It was a day when Miss Nippon became Miso Nippon.

Miss Nippon Finalists study group deepened their knowledge about traditional Japanese food by a miso making workshop and learning traditional seasonings. I hope this kind of activities will lead to opportunities to introduce Japanese food culture to appeal many people all over the world.

“MISO POTA” can be accompanied with Japanese food as well as Western dishes. The portion is reasonable amount. You will be satisfied with soup only, which can be perfect for breakfast and a light meal.
Delivery option has regular type for room temperature storage and frozen type. You can choose according to your lifestyle. Having stocks is convenient as you can eat whenever you like.
A simple and cute package reminds you “the spirit of Kyoto.” Exclusive gift wrapping is also available such as wrapping papers and a paulownia box. It is recommended as a gift for your loved ones.

When you drink too much alcohol at the year-end parties or New Year's parties, etc. during the festive season or eat too much high-calorie meal, MISO POTA is highly recommended as a healing food to adjust easily your nutrition balance.
Let’s have a try MISO POTA. Your body will soak all nutrition.