Japan is notorious for its fads. They sweep through the nation, and their fervor and fleetingness are a great example of the strength of Japanese group mentality and culture. It’s unlike any other culture I’ve experienced. Vegetables from Kamakura - a laid back, beachside town close to Enoshima - are one of the current trends.
Every morning, there’s a busy local farmer’s market, and many restaurants head there early to pick up the most sought-after vegetables. My husband woke up early enough to go to the market in time (5:30am!), and he brought back these wonderful omiyage for me while I snuggled warmly in bed :) All of the vegetables were so crisp, sweet, and fresh. I can see why they are so in demand!