I have super interesting and knowledgable friends who are a couple. They are so helpful and wise! I found a small green fruit underneath a tree near the farms where I get my local produce from. I asked many people what it was but nobody knew, they just said don’t eat it. I asked this amazing couple and they just told me it’s a young, unripe persimmon. It confused me as it fell off the tree like it was ripe. Then I blurted out that persimmons ripen in the fall which reminded them of the Japanese expression “when persimmons become red, the doctor becomes blue”… As in eating fall fruit takes a doctors business away. So I shared our expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away!” Gotta love cultural exchange!!! Love my Takatsuki friends!