Sweet potato digging is an autumn tradition that all Japanese kindergarten and early elementary kids partake in October through December. In Japanese sweet potatoes are called “satsumaimo”. Enjoy a nice autumn day outside central Tokyo and go sweet potato digging. Below are five recommended locations to go Japanese sweet potato digging. Also don’t forget to take boots and light weight Japanese sweet potatogloves for digging. It`s fun, but messy.
Sweet Potato Digging – A Fun Autumn Tradition
Sweet potatoes are extremely popular in Japan and can be found being peddled around your neighbourhood during the autumn and winter months, and in all types of Japanese dishes in homes and restaurants. If you hear a person outside calling “Yaaaaa-kiiiii-moe, iiiiiiishii yaaaa-kiii-mooooe.”, grab some coins and runYaki imo seller outside to buy a red-hot imo from an ishi-yakiimo seller. If you go digging or shopping here are some great Japanese sweet potato recipes to enjoy with your family!


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