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
Camryn Sugita reflects on reconnecting with her birth family
A Soaring Soul
Paper cranes bring together Gregory Bruce and the Japanese American community
Toshiki and his mother create shibori
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.
It Starts with Dashi
Sonoko Sakai visits New York and makes a Big Root pickle
Lynda and Kazu Gomi try on glasses at JINS
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?