This photo is one that was taken on a farm in the suburbs of Katsunuma, Yamanashi prefecture in the summer of six years ago. Grapes grew on rich in the farm, and it was waiting for the time of mowing. Although, the popularity is not high in the world about the grapes of Japan, it begins to have carried out cultivation, which is a kind of European grape "Koshu" species near current Koshu city, Yamanashi Prefecture. Grape cultivation spread from the Kamakura period at the farmhouse around Katsunuma, and fame of Koshu grape has increased during the Edo period. There is also encouraging the government to enter the Meiji period, from around 1874, the production of wine was started in Katsunuma around. However, probably because wine did not meet the taste of Japanese, it did not increase very much with brewing and high-consumption. In the world, it's reported that approximately 10% of the grapes produced is eaten raw, brewed for 80%, the rest is the processing of the other. In contrast, in Japan, 80% of grapes produced are eaten raw, for brewing is 10% and the rest is for processing. Lovers of wine has increased to around the young people in recent years. The grape-producing areas around the world, stick sewing and espalier in many cases. However, it grows big trees as a shelf sewing in the reason of the climate of humid and high rainfall in Japan.
The white cover on a grape:
The white cover on a grape is for preventing the grape which became purple discoloring black and a fruit bearing unsavory as a result by strong direct rays.
- a postscript in August 1, 2013 -
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pajaran (55113) 2013-07-31 12:39
Vrlo interesantan tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na grozdje i vinograd ...
Lepa fotografija i uspomena na 2007.
Ja mnogo volim da jedem grozdje i pijem dobro vino.
Very interesting text to the given data ...
Nice view of the grapes and vineyard ...
Beautiful photos and memories to 2007.
I much prefer to eat grapes and drink good wine.
All the best.
daddo (25875) 2013-07-31 16:30
Hi dear Mikio. Interesting photo- I wonder if the covers above the bunches of grapes are to detract the birds or to protect against the weather. Very well chosen POV and excellent exposure so that we can study the details of viticulture in japan. Regards. Klaudio.
mcmtanyel (16741) 2013-07-31 20:26
This is a very pleasant photo with lots of repetition accompanied by a good, informative note. The grapes look very appealing. One question, what are those sheets of tissue paper for?
ikeharel (63039) 2013-08-01 0:49
Exquisite depth-offield on this image, show FG grapes-cluster in fine clarity, while ther background vineyard also appear marvelousely on photo. Great compo. with superb light management.
mirosu (15302) 2013-08-01 5:47
Hi Mikio, my friend,
I like this tasteful grape detail photo. The grapes are in superb light and the well chosen deep DOP allow to see the whole vineyard. Well done. Greetings, Miro
holmertz (45341) 2013-08-01 10:12
A very fine shot from below showing the long lines of vines carrying almost ripe grapes. The colours are fine and the shaded light is well used. It's interesting to see how each bunch of grapes is individually protected by the white covers. There is a lot of work involved in producing and harvesting the grapes.
ktanska (25923) 2013-08-02 9:46
A carefully laid out vineyard, this one clearly concentrates on quality rather than quantity.
You found a good angle where those grapes look big and sharp, but well off centre. Very nice.
abmdsudi (46980) 2013-08-02 13:54
You have good warm light and texture on the mouth-watering grapes in good composition. Sharp throughout, great dof and fine detail in beautifully warm light and good display at this vineyard but I liked the contrast of green against the setting. This is wonderful summer scene full of joy picture. Excellent shot, TFS.
COSTANTINO (59991) 2013-08-09 0:25
excellent shot with great lightness,
sharpness and freshness,perfect
composition indeed,I can touch them
I love the grapes and this shot
is very dynamic,nice pov
have a nice day
maloutim (9639) 2013-08-13 13:33
Good evening Mikio,
I love the composition of this photo, with a close-up on the bunch of grape in the foreground, leading the eye towards the hundreds of bunches in the background.
I also like the natural colours.
You didn't say if this grape on the photo is for eating or for wine-making.
My guess is it's for eating, because of the size. I think the grape is smaller for wine-making. But then, I am not an expert.
Thanks for sharing.