You are so lucky. When we were stationed there (1953-1956) we were not allowed to eat any food on the Japanese economy unless it was sponsored by the US Army. The reason is the Japanese farmers used human waste (via honey buckets) as their prime fertilizer. The fear was that our bodies were not immune to the diseases that goes with that kind of food. So while they have or did have monumental carrots, cabbages, onions and things like that, we were not to eat them.So when I see your plate I am somewhat jealous. I only ate the noodles soba and other hot, steaming noodles sold on the street.You have some beautiful photographs here on your blog. My wife and I spent some considerable time just scrolling through them all.It is a kind of sentimental journey for me. I am going to send a link to your blog to a few old guys, like me, who were there where you are when I was (1953 - 1956) and I am sure they will get a lot of good from going through all of your photos.I don't know if they will be brave enough to stop and leave a comment as some are afraid of computers. I know a few will stop and stay something for sure.So if you start to see more comments you will know who is looking at your photos.
My husband oldmanlincoln, told me about your blog. He talks about Japan a lot, since he was stationed there for a few years. I think he loved everything about it. You have a lot of very nice photos.
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