Japan in Photos – Yaki-imo Baked Sweet Potato

By Staff Writer
October 27, 2021

Sweet potatoes are one of the many autumn foods grown in Japan (, and it is common for families to take a trip to a local farm to pick their own ( When the weather turns cold, one can hear the yaki-imo music playing from trucks throughout Japan. These compact trucks are equipped with wood-burning stoves in the cargo bed where the operator cooks and sells yaki-imo, or baked sweet potatoes. The piping hot potatoes are a popular treat, and are often eaten right out on the street, especially when the winter air is coldest.

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