Brought to Japan from China a thousand years ago, persimmons -known as 'kaki' (柿) in Japanese- first began appearing in literature in the 8thC.
They were strictly a food of the aristocracy, not finding their way into the hands of the lower classes until the 17thC.
Just like Mukai Kyorai (向井去来 1651-1704), we were looking forward to a rich harvest this year, but have found ourselves sorely disappointed.
You can find out more about Mukai and his 'Hut of the Fallen Persimmons' (落柿舎) herehttps://twitter.com/camelliakyoto/status/1445538930124673026?s=20 …
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