Friday, December 09, 2016

kimorigaki

walk121710 (9) I've always thought that the reason people with kaki trees left kaki (persimmon) on the trees were because...a)they didn't eat them, b)grew tired of them or c)just couldn't reach them.

The other day, the weather dude taught me something new...kimorigaki (key-mow-ree-gah-key).

Kimorigaki is when you pick the amount of kaki that you will eat and share the rest with the birds/deer/monkeys/wild boars/bears (yup, there are all these wild animals in Japan) by leaving it on the tree...

So the next time you see a kaki tree with some persimmon still on it, you'll know why.

Cool, yeah?!

p.s. Just wanted to let you know that it will be quiet here as I go to Hawaii for an emergency...have a nice weekend, be well and hope to talk to you soon!

11 comments:

Jo said...

Take care Kat !!

Rowena said...

now I'll be reminded of kimorigaki when I see trees around here like that. don't know the italian reasoning behind it, but I love the ornamental look they add to the holiday season ^-^

Anonymous said...

Hope everything is OK!

~Alan

Kalin's Mommy said...

Oh no! Sending our love Kat! Mich

KirkK said...

That's awesome Kat. I hope everything is ok? Take care!

jalna said...

Ditto what Mich said. Take care, Kat.

bluang3lbby said...

Be safe! Hope everything is ok!

alibaba37 said...

Oh no, I hope everything is okay!

Rona Y said...

Hope everything is well with you and your family! Sending good thoughts and holiday greetings your way!

K and S said...

Thank you Jo, Alan, Mich, Kirk, Jalna, bluang3llby & alibaba37, appreciate your concern! :)

hope you'll be able to find out Rowena :)

Take care everyone!
Kat

K and S said...

Thank you Rona:)

Take care!
Kat