Kayoko Kimura

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Ainu restaurant offers a delicious cultural excursion

Jul 8, 2014

Ainu restaurant offers a delicious cultural excursion

Spring usually comes in early May in Hokkaido, and it is high season to pick sansai, or edible wild mountain plants. Among them, the Alpine leek — kitopiro in Japanese and pukusa in the native Ainu language — is the most attractive. With its ...