Shizuoka Mikan (Mandarin Orange) Picker, c. 1940.



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Shizuoka mikan picker, c. 1940.

Shizuoka mikan picker, c. 1940.

“Delicious Mandarine [sic] Oranges full of vitamin C and just the right sweetness raised at the foot of Mt. Fuji are just one of the many charms of Shizuoka — Shizuoka Mikan.”

Shizuoka Prefecture Mikan Association

Mikan field and View of Mit. Fuji from Nihon-Dairo, Shizuoka, c. 1950.

Mikan field and View of Mit. Fuji from Nihon-Dairo, Shizuoka, c. 1950.

In Shizuoka
Even the mikan blossoms
Smell of tea bushes.

– Matsuo Basho (1644–1694)

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