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Daikon – Japan’s Celebrated Winter Radish Warms up Winter

Daikon – Japan’s Celebrated Winter Radish Warms up Winter

The Japanese winter is not pleasant. Northern winter winds from the Asian continent whip down the valleys bringing rain and snow, and more often than not, the skies are grey. The trains are packed with sniffling people coughing behind disposable white surgical masks;...

Dispatches from a Japanese Garden – Buried Treasure

Dispatches from a Japanese Garden – Buried Treasure

While much of Canada is still in the grips of a deep freeze, in the Kansai region of Japan, February is the first potato-planting season of the year. The fact that I am not only beginning a new planting season, but am still harvesting a wealth of vegetables from last...

Dispatches from a Japanese Garden – The Land I Farm

Dispatches from a Japanese Garden – The Land I Farm

The land I farm lies in the mountains of southern Kyoto, a one-hour train ride, and two small mountain ranges east of Osaka. It’s within the boundaries of the Kansai region, an area 27,340 km2, of nearly 23 million inhabitants. To put that into perspective, that is an...

Dispatches from a Japanese Garden -The Youngest in the Valley

Dispatches from a Japanese Garden -The Youngest in the Valley

Introducing our newest gardening blog: Dispatches from a Japanese Garden, by Keith Adams. Through the magic of social media, our food editor, Signe Langford, reached out to an old high school buddy, who had moved to Japan decades ago; this collaboration is the result....

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