Fukushima Prefecture is a major grape-producing region, growing many varieties of grape, with the "kyoho" and "takao" varieties being particularly well known. Soaking up the abundant sunlight, each grape is packed full of sweetness. "Azuma shibuki" is an early-maturing variety developed in Fukushima Prefecture, and which can be picked from early August. This is a large, seedless grape, sweet with low acidity, with softer flesh than the "kyoho" variety. .