TEA-3
Arguably the first Japanese stamp on food, be it vegetables, fruit or else!
Green tea being hand-picked in Nihon Daira, Shizuoka City!
Japanese gastronomy having been just awarded World Heritage status after the French Gastronomy I checked what vegetables and fruits were celebrated on Japanese stamps!
There are quite a few!
Here we go!
TEA-6
Another tea picking stamp, probably modeled on Shizuoka green tea!
TEA-1
Green Tea picking in Shizuoka in front of Mount Fuji!
TEA-2
Another one exactly the same theme!
TEA-4
Green tea flowers on a regular stamp!
TEA-5
Green Tea and Green Tea Ceremony!
APPLE-AOMORI
Apples in Aomori Prefecture!
APPLE-IWATE-2005
Apples in Iwate Prefecture!
CHERRIES
Cherries!
PLUMS
Plums!
NASHI
Japanese Nashi Pears!
KINOKO
Shiitake Mushrooms!
SERIES1
Fruits and vegetables Series 1:
Apples, Taro Roots, Japanese Nashi Pears, Turnips and Grapes!
SERIES2
Fruits and vegetables Series 2:
Squat Persimmons, Green pak Choi, Chestnuts, Sweet Potatoes and Pears!
KYOSAI
« Kyosai » or Kyoto vegetables!
BENIHANA
Benihana/Saflower used as natural coloring in Wagashi Cakes!
FUKINOTO
Fukinoto/Giant Butterbur, a famed Japanese wild mountain vegetable!
FUKINOTO3
Fukinoto again!
FUKINOTO-2
And again Fukinoto!
JUNSAI
Junsai/Water Shield, an aquatic plant used as a vegetable!
JYAGAIMO
Jyagaimo/Potato Field!
KATAKURI
Katakuri, the main source of native starch in Japan!
KATAKURI-2
Katakuri again!
KONNYAKU
Konnyaku Field/ konjak, konjaku, konnyaku potato, devil’s tongue, voodoo lily, snake palm, or elephant yam!
NA-NO-HANA
Na No Hana/Rape Flowers!
I’m sure I missed some! Help!
RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES
So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,
Must-see tasting websites:
-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery
Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents
HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City