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    Mystery Fruit – The Akebi Part 2

    Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the akebi fruit. The akebi is an oval-shaped, purple fruit that grows on a wild vine here in Japan. I had never seen or eaten one before, so I was excited to try it. After patiently waiting for my akebis to ripen, I finally had the opportunity […]

    Newly Harvested Rice – Shinmai

    Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

    It’s now October and the temperature has started to drop on the islands. Fall is finally here! One of the great things about Fall, other than the cool weather and falling leaves, is that it is rice harvest season. If you live in a rural area you might have seen this harvesting firsthand [edit: or […]

    Mystery Fruit – The Akebi Part 1

    Saturday, September 29th, 2007

    One of the great things about living in or visiting a foreign country is that you get to try all sorts of foods that you’ve never tasted before. Sometimes a new flavor will become one of your favorites (miso soup!). Other times you’d rather avoid tasting the new food again if you can help it […]