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Because nothing says Mountain Day more than being able to cook instant noodles in nature.

The first holiday of the summer Umi no Hi, or Marine Day, has been enjoyed in Japan since 1996 as a way to give thanks to everything the ocean has to offer. But even though Japan is an island, there are several land-locked prefectures whose citizens feel that their geography has prevented them from making the most of this day off. This is why Yama no Hi, or Mountain Day, was created in May 2014, so that the eight prefectures without direct access to the sea could honor the nature around them. This August marks the inaugural Mountain Day and already some limited-edition items are being produced to commemorate the occasion.

▼ Like this limited-edition Cup Noodle cooker!

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Released on July 20, this titanium Cup Noodle cooker is a camping and hiking accessory that belongs in any Mountain Day celebration. The cooker features a limited-edition color by way of a sleek green handle that pays tribute to the green mountains of summer. As the cooker is made of titanium, it’s extremely convenient and portable, which is sure to make it very popular with camping and hiking enthusiasts.

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This isn’t the first titanium Cup Noodle cooker that has been released, but it will be the only one with this light green handle. The price for the Mountain Day cooker hasn’t been set, but a search on Rakuten found the cookers selling for 8,424 yen (US$79.50), though that particular shop is currently sold out. Hopefully they’ll release a new batch — if you can get your hands on one of these, you’ll be able to celebrate your very first Mountain Day in Japan by serenading the peaks and valleys with the gentle slurping sound of noodles.

Source: Entabe
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Images: Entabe, Rakuten