Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday Snapshot: Ichijiku (Fig) Season Aproacheth

Ichijiku (figs) are a fruit I have never seen fresh until now. Here in Japan, though, fig trees appear on field edges or in front yards seemingly on a whim. Related to the mulberry tree, popular with silk worms, the fig bears a similarly interestingly-shaped leaf and the fruit themselves seem to magically appear on the trunk. I am not a huge fan of the fresh fig, but dry them and I come running.

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