Persimmon harvest in full swing in Sado Island.

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These persimmons look delicious, don't they?

But don't bite it now!  Not yet!

Persimmon harvest in full swing in Sado Island.

 Harvested persimmons are put in a plastic bag with special alcohol and sealed for about a week to remove astringency.

Persimmon harvest in full swing in Sado Island.This is the busiest season in a year for me!  From early October until mid-November, we pesimmon farmers have to harvest, sort out and ship them.

Persimmon harvest in full swing in Sado Island.

What is this??  Persimmon cheese cake??

Persimmon harvest in full swing in Sado Island.

Yes, it is and its sooo delicious!   Persimmons and cream cheese are a perfect match!

Believe it or not,  I made it.  It's my seasonal treat.

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03 Nov 2016

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