by / on January 1, 2013 at 6:20 PM / in Gourmet, Kita-ku, Temples-Shrines, Tsukemono

Old fashioned pickling at the Kamigamo shrine.

This is a pickle press at the Kamigamo shrine in kyoto. Tsukemono (漬物,”pickled things”) are Japanese preserved vegetables. A tsukemonoki (漬物器), literally vessel for pickled things, is a Japanese pickle press. The pressure is generated by heavy stones called tsukemonoishi (漬物石) with a weight of one to two kilograms, sometimes more. The weights are either stone or metal. One of […]

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