Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso
Thursday, November 29, 2012
I'm very excited about this series of photos from Otow Orchard ("Oh Toe") in Granite Bay. I've dried persimmons at my house using a food dehydrator, but it's nothing like the process used here. Hoshigaki literally means dried persimmon, and at Otow Orchard they preserve the Japanese art of drying whole persimmons. It's a time-consuming process with each persimmon peeled, hung, and then massaged, and rotated every few days for three to six weeks. A real delicacy! You can expect to see more persimmon photos in the coming days...