Did you know that Autumn is one of the best times of the year in terms of eating in Japan? Well, it is, so we thought we’d show you a couple of the specialities that the Japanese gorge on at this time of year.
Mushrooms especially matsutake which can often go for a few thousand yen in supermarkets at this time of year.
Chestnuts (Kuri) are also a seasonal favourite and are included in both main dishes and desserts. Kuri Kinton is a delicious sweet made from chestnuts and sweet potato just over the border in neighbouring Gifu Prefecture.
Pacific saury or Sanma in Japanese is a long, silver fish that is popular right now. The fish is found in abundance at this time of year and is often grilled and eaten at lunch or dinner.