The "2nd Defender Curry Number 1 Grand Prix in Yokosuka," an event where visitors can taste real "Navy Curry" made on a Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer, will be held on April 19 at the Yokosuka District General Headquarters of the Maritime Self-Defense Force.

Would you like to try a real Navy Curry?  (Source: Yokosuka tourist information
Would you like to try a real Navy Curry?
(Source: Yokosuka tourist information

The event is organized by the Curry Town Yokosuka Promotion Committee. On the day of the event, 15 destroyers will gather at the venue and 15 kinds of curry made on board will be served.

A plate of four kinds of curry can be enjoyed for 500 yen. Participants vote for their favorite curry, and the "number one" will be decided in the end.

Participating vessels and their respective curries are as follows

Yokosuka Submarine Unit Thick Ajiwai Curry
Escort vessel "Amagiri" Amagiri Nikuniku Curry
Defender "Hatakaze" Hatakaze Pork Curry
Escort vessel "Harusame" Chicken Soup Curry
Defender "Murasame" Nostalgic "Murasame" Curry
Escort vessel "Takanami" Burn! Spicy Curry
Escort vessel "Chokai" Chokai special seafood curry
Escort vessel "Onami" Onami Premium Curry
Escort vessel "Hamagiri" Curry with stewed pork and vegetables
Training support ship "Kurobe" Kure representative curry
Curry served by the Prime Minister of Japan on the destroyer Kurama
Escort vessel "Kongo" Chicken Curry
Supply Vessel "Tokiwa" Roast Beef Curry
Escort vessel "Ashigara" Beef Curry
Escort vessel "Atago" Beef Curry

In addition, a booth selling "Yokosuka Navy Curry," "Yokosuka Navy Curry Bread," and the popular "Tamayura Curry" will be set up in Verney Park adjacent to the Yokosuka Regional Superintendent's Office.

The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and will end when all the curry is gone. Some of the vessels will be open to the public on the day of the event.

Defender "Murasame" (Source: Yokosuka Tourist Information
Defender "Murasame" (Source: Yokosuka Tourist Information