20 episodes

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, Japanese influence reaches all corners of the world, and this podcast explores the ubiquity of Japaneseness through community, entrepreneurship, and culture that embody what it means to be Japanese.

The Big Root Toshiki Nakashige

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 10 Ratings

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, Japanese influence reaches all corners of the world, and this podcast explores the ubiquity of Japaneseness through community, entrepreneurship, and culture that embody what it means to be Japanese.

    Her Adoption Story

    Her Adoption Story

    Camryn Sugita reflects on reconnecting with her birth family

    • 41 min
    A Soaring Soul

    A Soaring Soul

    Paper cranes bring together Gregory Bruce and the Japanese American community

    • 38 min
    Mama

    Mama

    Toshiki and his mother create shibori

    • 38 min
    Welcome to The Big Root

    Welcome to The Big Root

    The Big Root is a podcast about everywhere Japaneseness. Hosted and produced by Toshiki Nakashige. Listen to the trailer for Season 2 of the podcast.

    • 1 min
    It Starts with Dashi

    It Starts with Dashi

    Sonoko Sakai visits New York and makes a Big Root pickle

    • 41 min
    Seeing Bothness

    Seeing Bothness

    Lynda and Kazu Gomi try on glasses at JINS

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Mikshayne ,

An absolute joy!

A truly joyful dive into a world and culture that deserves every bit of the beautiful spotlight provided by the hosts! Each week I look forward to learning more about the beautiful world we share and the magic of all things Japanese. I smile through each episode...what more could you want from a podcast?

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