Tsuruoka Mountain Vegetables, Apr 2016
Chef Junnosuke Nishida of Al-che-cciano, an Italian restaurant that serves dishes using local mountain vegetables. Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, April 9, 2016. The city of Tsuruoka in Yamagata Prefecture is famous for its sansai mountain vegetable cuisine. These foraged grasses, fungi and vegetables are also used by the mountain ascetics of the Shugendo religion.