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The Big Root

21 EpisodesProduced by Toshiki NakashigeWebsite

The Big Root is a podcast about everywhere Japaneseness. The namesake is daikon, literally big root in Japanese. Also called winter radish, this vegetable is everywhere in Japanese cuisine. Grated, chopped, pickled, braised, stewed, it touches every category of Japanese food. Like the daikon, Japane… read more

Featured episodes

Her Adoption Story

This episode is supported by Toshiki’s Patreon patrons.

Born in Japan in 1991 and adopted by a Japanese American family in Torrance, California, Camryn Sugita writes a blog titled My …

A Soaring Soul

This episode is supported by Toshiki’s Patreon patrons.

Toshiki meets Gregory Bruce after a community service activity on September 11 connects their communities. Last fall, Gregory created …


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