ultramarinus – beyond the sea


Grocery shopping wasn’t part of the itinerary until we found the Natural House in Aoyama, an organic grocery store which offers all kinds of fresh produces and food products from all over Japan. We were very impressed by the Japanese’s obsession with freshness.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe apple display at the store front of the Natural House in Aoyama prompted us to enter the store where we stayed longer than expected.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere are some of the fruits, sashimi and soya drink that we got from another grocery store, Precce Premium, and a farmer’s market.

DSC_4848Autumn, the season for persimmons. We were very happy to have found a farmer’s market which sold seasonal fruits and we brought “home” three fresh persimmons. The gold-orange skinned persimmons and the green skinned grapes were the best fruits we had in this trip.

DSC_4830We were curious to know the taste of the violet fruit of akebi (known as the chocolate vine in Japan) and we had to admit that it was disappointing. Inside the shell are slimy pulp with many small, dark seeds.

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Read other posts on 2014 Tokyo:
1. Tokyo 2014 (Introduction)
2. Yokohama Osanbashi Pier
3. Ginza, Tokyo
4. Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
5. Omotesando, Tokyo
6. Harajuku & Aoyama, Tokyo
7. Nezu Museum, Tokyo
8. Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
9. The National Art Centre, Tokyo
10. Midtown, Tokyo
11. A Shrine in Shibuya, Tokyo
12. Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
13. A Night in Yanaka, Tokyo
14. Breakfast at Tsukiji Market, Tokyo
15. Moveable Feast, Tokyo
16. Seasonal Fruits, Tokyo
17. Afterthought, Tokyo

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