TOGARASHI PEPPER
Some 200 varieties of Togarashi peppers are cultivated in Japan, most of which are dried and used as spices. We visited the largest production site to lend a hand in the fiery red fields and discovered special techniques for enhancing pungency and umami. "Super-spicy" foods ranging from snacks to full meals are a recent craze in Japan. Find out more as our reporter stands up to the challenge! (Reporter: Janni Olsson)
Various Togarashi Peppers
Togarashi Pepper Field
Hot Pot
Tonjiru with Shichimi Togarashi