Banana (Banana: バナナ)
Okinawa-ken (Amami Oshima and Ishigaki island)
Although scarce, bananas grown in Japan taste best from July to September. They are nourishing for snacks and other occasions among children as well as adults. At festivals, people love to eat "choco bananas", bananas which are coated in brown or strawberry chocolate and colorful chocolate sprinkles.