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eating myoga makes one forgetful

“Myoga” 茗荷 is in season in June.

It’s used as a condiment, in pickles, in Japanese dishes, in soups…
It is highly valued for its flavorful accent 👌

“茗荷より かしこさうなり 茗荷の子”

Myouga yori  kasikosaunari  Myouga no ko
正岡子規 Masaoka Shiki

The reddish-purple myoga seedlings look more clever than the leaves of the myoga parent, don’t they?

There is a popular belief that eating myoga makes one forgetful, and that children are like their parents, but only the children of myoga are clever and not like their parents.


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