This episode showcases Japan's long history of food preservation and the ingenious methods that have been developed over the centuries. Whether by employing salt, the open air, or a natural fermentation process, careful preservation has allowed for the enjoyment of seasonal delicacies all year round. Dive for hijiki seaweed, try your hand at creating Kamaboko, and feast your eyes on many other household favorites like umeboshi.
Various types of Kamaboko
Glazed pork rib with umeboshi
Ama diver harvesting hijiki
Shaving bottle gourd