Japanese Olives! /olive oil/

Shodoshima (small beans) floating in the Seto Inland Sea and it’s there where Japanese grow olives. The olive was introduced in Japan in 1908 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce at the time it was a test tree planting for the purpose of national self-sufficiency.

The olive oil was used in canned sardines and tuna from Kagoshima. Only in Shodoshima cultivation of olives was successful there ans is referred to as the cradle of “Shodo Island olive”, a sister island to Milos in Greece.

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