When I visited there last week, I noticed a terrible smell like dung at stairs. As I walked up, the smell had become stronger, and at last I found gingko fruits on the ground.
|A Shinto shrine at the top of the stairs.|
|The cryptomeria forest around the shrine|
|A shrine guarded by a pair of stone‐carved guardian dogs.|
|A huge gingko tree beside a shrine.|
|Innumerable ｇingko fruits under the huge gingko tree.|
|Yellowish green gingko yakitori|
|A yellow gingko nut in Japanese dish 'Chawan Mushi'|
Because of its awful smell, female plants of gingko are not suitable for roadside trees. In order to eat the nuts, we must remove pulp with our nostrils closed!?
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