Japanese ginger, is an indispensable food in summer as tasty garnish (薬味) for miso soup, hiya yakko (冷奴,cold tofu), and pickles.
Finding a shiny tip of the bud is popping out of the earth in the darkness by pushing through the tall myoga’s stems is really exciting.
Do you know Princess Kaguya? It’s the traditional Japanese tale and an old man of bamboo cutter found a shiny bamboo and he cut it, then found a beautiful girl baby inside of it. When I found the top of myoga bud, I felt like I am just like the old man.