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Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 2 August 2016 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

Umeboshi are pickled ume fruits common in Japan. The word "umeboshi" is often translated into English as "salt plums" or "pickled plums." Ume is a species of fruit-bearing tree in the genus Prunus, which is often called a plum but is actually more closely related to the apricot. Umeboshi are a popular kind of tsukemono (pickles) and are extremely sour and salty. They are usually served as side dishes for rice or eaten on rice balls (often without removing the pit) for breakfast and lunch.

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Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful and beautiful capture with the excellent DOF. Yes, umeboshi is one of popular ingredients for rice ball, onigiri.

2 Aug 2016 10:48am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Nice shot. Like all the round shapes in this one and the tones.

2 Aug 2016 12:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful and colorful shot. I love the focus and depth. Thanks for the great information.

2 Aug 2016 11:01pm