Saturday, June 11, 2011

Manhole Fruit

Manhole Fruit

Manhole Fruit.

Found this one outside of Yanai in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Not sure which fruit it is other than a citrus.

Mito Town down in the west of Shimane is known for its Yuzu, a member of the citrus family that ripens in December.

Asahi Town is up in the mountains a few miles away from my village. They are known for their Nashi, Japanese pears. Much tastier than the pears we have in Europe.

Higashi Izumo seems to favor Kaki, persimmons.

Omishima, a small island in the Inland Sea, part of Ehime grows a lot of different citrus. Not sure which one this is meant to be.


  1. Oh! What a neat concept.
    Would love to see more of these in future postings. Thanks.
    Have a good weekend.

  2. The citrus seems to be yuzu in both cases, due to the longish leaves that have a sinuous curve to the spine. I love yuzu paste and use it frequently in sauces and on fish before broiling.

  3. j'espère voir toutes ces plaques quand j'irai au japon :)