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My grand parents used to live in this house in Ibusuki – country side of Kagoshima. No one lives there anymore but my mum and aunties look after it and spend their weekends sometimes. I love this house, it’s so old and full of old timber.


I enjoyed making Akumaki the traditional preservative food with my aunties and cousins.


How to make Akumaki?

Wash a lot of bamboo shoot skin,


Wrap a cup of sticky rice with the bamboo shoot skin and tie them with the strips of bamboo skin,

Boil them in Aku (the plant based ash diluted water) in a giant cast-iron pot for over 2 hours – make sure to keep the fire going.


That’s it – simple but hot and heavy duty.


Allocate them for your friends and family.

To be honest, I like making them more than eating…


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