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A Trip on the Ibutama, Kagoshima 6

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 14 August 2013 in Food & Cuisine.

They were selling bottles of satsumaimo (sweet potato) flavoured happoshu (a Japanese beer-like drink) on board. Satsumaimo are a famous local product. 'Satsuma' is the traditional name for the area; this is also where the fruit of the same name comes from.

(The drink was awful, by the way...)

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Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That looks very tasty!

14 Aug 2013 11:05pm

@Steve Rice: Alas Steve... not so...

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully-rich colors that you've captured here!! What a hoot I got out of your narrative! I was finding it so informative and then to end it with how bad it taste gave me a good chuckle!

15 Aug 2013 12:01am

@Steven: Cheers Steven!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Satsuma imo...No, thank you!

15 Aug 2013 11:10am

@Japanalia: Very wise Gabriela! It was more of that chemically after-taste you get from happoshu that I didn't like...

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Very beautiful composition and superb colors. If I find a bottle of Satsuma, I buy it, just to keep it, for do not forget that it does not drink -. :))

15 Aug 2013 11:38am

@gerard1948: Hah! Good idea gerard!