This week, Steve, Ryo, and Mary attended a mountain vegetable barbecue in Joge. A good friend of the Peace Culture Village, Mizukami-san, is a sort of expert on mountain vegetables. As a hobby, he searches for wild vegetables, or plants his own mountain veggies, and harvests them to eat. Once every couple of months or so, he invites the locals to his home to eat these yummy seasonal treats.
We partook in a variety of mountain vegetables, including koshiabura (a type of tree bud), matsutake mushrooms, bamboo shoots, flower petals, sweet yuzu peel, horsetail (a common weed), and many more! Check out the video below for footage of the barbecue!