When I was up in Nagasaki a few weeks ago we took the train between Fukuoka and Nagasaki; it was a beautiful ride. As the sun was coming up over the ocean on our left we rolled along with mountain slopes packed with persimmon farms on the right. I tried to capture them with my camera, but moving vehicles….it didn’t work so well.
Most persimmons are native to southeast Asia, China and Japan more specifically. However, persimmons are now popular in the United States and around the world. Somehow growing up in Montana and living in Indiana and Minnesota during my early 20s, I missed out on persimmons. It wasn’t until we were here in Japan and I went to the local MaxValue that I got my hands on some. They were also featured heavily in kaseki dining up in Kyoto as Matt and I went in the autumn last year.