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Published on May 25, 2009
Emilys great aunt shares the bounty of her daikon radish patch. Daikon play an important role in Japanese home cooking and is used in soups and many side dishes. Daikon can grow very large and farmers in Japan will often grow daikon during the summer and autumn which reflects the important role this jumbo radish plays in the Japanese diet.
Viewers may be wondering why Emilys great aunt is wearing a motorcycle helmet while harvesting her daikon. I had previously been filming a spider I found in her field when she rode by on her scooter and stopped to say hi. Being the generous person she is she could not leave without giving me some goodies from her field. I later tried to share the daikon bounty with our neighbors only to find that Emilys great aunt had already made her rounds and given Daikon to everyone. Our family will therefore be happily eating daikon with every meal for the next week.