Monday, February 18, 2013

(247) This is how spring smells

My mother in law came excited to show me some weird green flowers she was given by a neighbor: their name is “fuki no tou” (蕗の薹) –my dictionary says their English name is “Butterbur sprouts”- and they are eaten battered and deep fried, tempura fashion. “Smell it, smell it” she said, “It is the smell of spring”. Now, if only the weather could agree… 

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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