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Kochi: A Land of Eco-Friendly Agriculture and Deliciously Fresh Produce

The constant variation in weather, both day and night, is one of the factors that contribute to Kochi being one of Japan’s top agricultural producers. Excluding rice farming, Kochi’s land productivity is number one in Japan with estimates stating that it produces 6.5 million yen/ha in comparison to Japan’s average of 2.5 million yen/ha (according…

Have You Tried Sansai? These Japanese Mountain Vegetables Have Saved Lives!

During the early days of Japan, many people suffered death due to famine and had limited amount of food from scarcity. Thanks to Uesugi Yozan 上杉鷹山, also known as Uesugi Harunori 上杉治憲, the potential of consuming wild vegetables was discovered and fewer people suffered from famines in the country.   otari.3zoku.com/ 山菜 (Sansai) which means…

Love Japanese Pickles? Learn How to Make Them Easily!

Japanese pickles are well known for their deliciousness. You can find them as side dishes at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or even packed in delicious rice balls. Have you ever been munching on some delicious Japanese pickles and thought, I wish I could make these at home! Well, you can! You just need a few…

Yaki Imo: A Must-Eat in Autumn!

Autumn is when leaves start changing color, the air becomes cooler and, of course, another season of harvest before winter comes! In Japan, there are particular foods that are eaten in each season. And in autumn, sweet potatoes are one of those essential foods. There are many ways to prepare sweet potatoes in Japan. Especially…

5 Japanese Vegetables You Should Get to Know

Japan has basic veggies like potatoes, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes and others, but there are also plenty of greens that are a staple in Japan. Some of these can be rather rare outside the country or outside of Asia. Learn about some of the vegetables used in traditional Japanese dishes to increase your knowledge of Japanese…

New stationery: Vegetable Colored Crayons?

The Start of Vegetabo The vegetabo crayons originated in Aomori prefecture which is in the northern most part of the main island of Japan. Aomori has an abundance of high-quality of vegetables. The people of Aomori wanted to find a way to advertise their home in a unique way and they did found a way…

Colorful Japanese Pickles

TSUKEMONO jp.fotolia.com/ Japanese people usually call these pickles as “Tsukemono”. They used so many kinds of vegetables and fruits (such as radish, cucumber, ginger, plum, and etc.) to be pickled in salt, brine, or a bed of rice bran. Sometimes, they also used seaweed to pickle mixtures for flavor and variety. These pickles are served…