Zenfolio | Ray Kinnane | Persimmons in Saga
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Modified 18-Nov-07
Created 18-Nov-07
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Persimmons, or kaki in Japanese, are a big part of autumn life in Saga prefecture. Two varieties are grown. The squarish, flat ones for eating fresh in the earlier part of autumn, and the round, slightly pointed variety, as shown here, and used for drying. They are hung outside when the weather turns cold and dry, so they don't rot, and the sugar forms a nice, white powder on the outside.