Searching for Mountain Vegetables
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Hunting for Warabi Shoots -- 神鍋山 噴火口 -- Toyooka, Hyogo, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 240mm — 1/800 sec, f/6.3, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Hunting for Warabi Shoots

After climbing into and back out of a small extinct volcano (as seen in last month's “Descending Into a Volcanic Crater”), we were walking down the mountain when we came across a guy obviously looking for something, so we asked what it was. It turns out that he was looking for warabi, a fern whose shoots are edible. So we thought we'd keep an eye out as we went down...

Warabi Shoot -- Mt. Kan'nabe (神鍋山) -- Toyooka, Hyogo, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/800 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Warabi Shoot
Detail -- Mt. Kan'nabe (神鍋山) -- Toyooka, Hyogo, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/800 sec, f/5.6, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Detail

Anthony found one and ran it down to the guy...

Here You Go -- Mt. Kan'nabe (神鍋山) -- Toyooka, Hyogo, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 170mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Here You Go

He went on his way, but we kept finding more...

Found Another -- Mt. Kan'nabe (神鍋山) -- Toyooka, Hyogo, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 65mm — 1/1250 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Found Another
On the Hunt -- Mt. Kan'nabe (神鍋山) -- Toyooka, Hyogo, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/4000 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
On the Hunt
Quite the Collection this would cost about $2 in a market -- Mt. Kan'nabe (神鍋山) -- Toyooka, Hyogo, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/800 sec, f/5.6, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos
Quite the Collection
this would cost about $2 in a market
Still Searching -- Mt. Kan'nabe (神鍋山) -- Toyooka, Hyogo, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/800 sec, f/6.3, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos
Still Searching
Lots of Others Looking -- Mt. Kan'nabe (神鍋山) -- Toyooka, Hyogo, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/800 sec, f/5.6, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Lots of Others Looking

We eventually found the guy again and added our collection to his, for which he was thankful.

Today while writing up this post, I couldn't remember what this plant was called, so I surfed through the various entries on the Wikipedia page for mountain vegetables (sansai) and found it as warabi (Pteridium aquilinum) only to read that it's carcinogenic. Doh! I've had them and they're tasty, but perhaps I'll not seek them out next time.


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http://www.threetastes.com/blog/blog_files/warabi.php

In Hawaii, we have warabi [fiddlehead ferns] also but some seem to be vegetable fern rather than fernbracken. I wonder how you can tell the difference when purchasing prepared warabi?

— comment by D Nakano on June 29th, 2011 at 4:24am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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