By Xue Feng
This time my adventure takes place in Daisen, a small town located along the west coast of Japan. Daisen is also the name of the local mountain, elevated at 1700 meters. Having a giant mountain be so close to the Sea of Japan is a rare topographical trait that makes this area so unique.
To enjoy the beauty of the sea and to appreciate nature’s gift, my friend Yabu-chan invited me to go on a fishing trip with local fisherman Mr.Takami.
We arrived at the port before the day got bright.
Later on that might we celebrated the adventure at the local fishermen/hunters club. It’s a tiny one story cottage with lots of messages left on the wall from visitors around the world.
The fish was undoubtably fresh, paired with cheese and liquors. I used to dispel fish due to its smelly nature until I was introduced to sashimi (raw fish sliced into pieces). Simply speaking, fresh fish doesn’t smell. If you are like me who’s been rejecting fish for over 15 years, I highly recommend you to try some FRESH ones.
Good luck friend, salmon is a good start.
Here are our celebration feast.
“One of the reason I love living at the countryside is I know where my food come from.”
Compared to the fast-paced world where we are fed on food-like food, rural’s vegetables, fruits, meat and fish are all locally produced and harvested. Nature and natural food seem so out of reach. Maybe one day the future generations will no longer know what potato really looks like.
Photos are copyright © Xue Feng.