Kaki, or Japanese persimmons, represent fall in Japan. Introduced to Europe in around the 16th century, the fruit is referred to by its Japanese name around the world. Around 60 varieties of nutritious kaki can be found across Japan, with differing flavors and shapes. Visit Wakayama Prefecture to taste local kaki dishes, then head to a village deep in the mountains where curtains of dried kaki hang. Discover a New Year's tradition involving the fruit, and more about kaki's deep roots in Japanese culture. (Reporter: Janni Olsson)
At a kaki farm
Dried kaki
Sushi wrapped in kaki leaves
Tofu paste with kaki