Tropical fruit from Japan’s frosty north.
Bananas aren’t rare in Japan, in the sense that you can find them in any supermarket and also just about any home, as they’re one of the most commonly eaten fruits in the country. However, bananas in Japan are super-rare in the sense that 99.98 percent of the bananas that people eat in Japan are imported.
That statistic means, though, that 0.02 percent of Japan’s bananas are domestically grown, and we were pretty shocked to learn that some of those 0.02 percent come from Hokkaido.
Yes, Hokkaido. Japan’s northernmost