Persimmon is an orange fruit locally grown in Korea. The fruit bursts with sweet flavor but looks like an orange tomato. The fruit laden trees are all found all along the sides of the streets in Seoul and Gyeongju too! The fruit is eaten after removing the thin outer covering of the fruit. It has two big seeds inside.
November 1st was persimmon day in Seoul and was celebrated with much pomp and show at the Yongsan Subway Station Plaza. Stalls of persimmon fruit salad, fresh fruits and dry persimmon were available for free! (Long lines, though) There was also a dance show by the local talent to all the latest music videos including the Gangnam Style!
|It was 6 deg C at this time. Pretty cold!|
|Gangnam style at Yongsan Station for the Persimmon Festival on 1st November, 2012 at Seoul|
|Lots of fun at the Persimmon Festival at Seoul at Yongsan station.|
|Kids having a photo session at the Persimmon Festival|
|Persimmons Galore! Dont they look like mini pumpkins?|