Passing on Pickled Plums for Posterity
In a quiet Tokyo residential neighborhood is where you'll find the home of Norimatsu Sachiko. Open the door, and you're enveloped by the refreshing aroma of ume plums. Sachiko has dedicated much of her life to making umeboshi pickled plums, a traditional Japanese food. She even calls herself "Granny umeboshi." Her umeboshi are large, very sour and quite invigorating. Come visit her kitchen, and explore what has motivated her to keep making umeboshi for more than half a century.
Sachiko's special umeboshi pickled plums
Onigiri rice balls with umeboshi
Sachiko pickling ume plums with salt