Explore Regional Flavors
Visiting the Hidden Village - Part 2
Aired: August 25, 2017
In Part II of the two-part series, YouTuber Chris Broad visits a “hidden village” in Tsuruoka city, Yamagata prefecture. Towering over the city is the Dewa Sansan, three mountains revered from ancient times as a place where gods reside.
For countless generations, locals have picked seasonal wild plants and bamboo shoots in these mountains to make shojin ryori (vegetarian Buddhist cuisine). The people of Tsuruoka have also carefully cultivated and handed down over 50 kinds of indigenous crops for hundreds of years.
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