18 August 2011
15 August 2011
This sketch has a couple of meanings... Yes, it is a peach. It is set on a background of the symbol for the prefecture of Fukushima Japan.
Fukushima has always been famous for its peaches. The peaches have traditionally been given as presents, well-known for their high quality. Even peaches that fell on the ground were collected and made into juice, jams, etc.
This year, farmers in the prefecture have been cutting the grass under the peach trees so the peaches won't touch the grass. They can't cut the grass down to the ground because the wind would throw dust from the ground up into the air.
Wonderfully delicious peaches, a proud history.
Few buyers this year.