Persimmons for Oseibo (Year-End Gift)/お歳暮に柿

Japanese Food
December is oseibo (year-end gift) season. I sent my parents a box of ten individually wrapped persimmons this year.

These persimmons are called Shonai Gaki in Yamagata prefecture. They are called Hacchin Gaki in Niigata and Okesa Gaki in Sado Island. I have already posted about this variety here in my blog. The proper name of this variety is “hira-tanenashi” (lit. flat, seedless).
Anyway, this variety of persimmon is delicious, and is called the king of shibu gaki (astringent persimmons).

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