I loved going to food markets in Japan.
There was real wasabi in a Kyoto market stall.
Daikon radish is everywhere….
There were many radish and cole family plants…the climate must be particularly suitable for them. Here are some splendidly stemmy greens.
Some well-contained sprouts.
Long, long, green onions were in almost every market .
The human hand in the photo, included to show size, is large and strong.
There is lots of green. But other colors are not neglected.
Behold the sweet potato.
Many items are carefully packed. I’d not seen individually wrapped onions before.
Here they were!
How about an individually packaged celery stalk?
There were packaged fava beans. What’ so special about fava beans in Japan? Packages, each with four fava bean pods. For four dollars. One dollar per pod. That’s over twenty-five cents per bean.
Japanese packing is often extraordinarily beautiful.
We’ll look at some packaging in a future post.
Thanks for hanging out with me and the vegetables.