Persimmon harvest in full swing in Sado Island.

by Fujiko

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.


03 Nov 2016


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Hello! My name is Fujiko Maeda. I'm a national-licensed tour guide. I was born in Sado Island, off the coast of Niigata Prefecture. I still have little experience as a tour guide but I once worked in tourism industry for about 10 years when I lived in Tokyo. Now I'm a persimmon farmer but when time permits I'm happy to guide you here in Sado. We have a lot to offer like beautiful nature, historical sites, local specialities, traditional performing arts, festivals, islanders smiles and so on.
If you'd like to know real Japanese lifestyle, please visit Sado.
I'm sure you'll be satisfied.
Let's explore Sado with me!
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