Thursday, October 18, 2007

Gifts from the earth

Gifts from the earth, Kyoto, Japan
I love autumn here because we can receive many kinds of delicious gifts from the earth.

Every autumn greengrocers sell such fruits, chestnuts, Japanese persimmons(called kaki in Japanese) and pears, as well as grapes.

Thanks for our planet, the earth!!


At 10/19/2007 2:34 PM, Anonymous Raquel said...

Hi Macky-chan =O))

Lovely shoot!!!.

I love fruit as you, and specially look at the beautiful colors that they showed in the grocery shops.

Here in Spain is typical to this season grapes, chestnuts, and sweet potato. Chestnuts and sweet potatoes are selling in the street too, just a bit hot to take away and eat =O)). Also, are selling ringo (apples), mikan (oranges), bananas, pears.

It's curious but it seems fruit is expensive there, and it seems to me in the notice they set also the price in Euros¿¡¡¡?. I recognised the kanjis NAKA and YAMA =O)).

It drew my attention since the fruit KAKI, also exists in Spain, we write it different but it sounds the same "CAQUI" (CA=KA, QUI=KI), and they are also in season here now. =O))

You see!!!, you could even move to Spain!!!, since we have the same fruits in Tokyo =O)))


At 10/19/2007 8:52 PM, Blogger macky said...

Hola Raquel,

Grazie mille per il commento!

Hot chestnut and sweet potatoes are sold on the street in Japan too. But sweet potatoes are sold only in autumn and winter. Sliced dried sweet potatoes are also popular in Japan and we eat it in winter. Mikan reminds us of winter.

One piece of kaki costs us less than one Euro and one pears about 2 Euros. Is it high?

I think that the Spanish word "Caqui" or the Italian "kaki" is come from Japanese language "kaki".


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