Kagoshima’s tiny and tasty oranges


Grown on Sakurajima, an active volcano in Kagoshima prefecture, the komikan (literally translated to “small citrus fruit”) is a speciality of the region and thrives in the area’s rich volcanic soil. This famously sweet fruit grows to just four centimetres in diameter and is ripe for the picking come November. It’s also the main ingredient for new craft spirit Komasa Gin.


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