The word for asparagus in Japanese is asuparagasu (English loanword) and the abbreviated form of the word is asupara. Find more related words below.
Interesting facts about asparagus in Japan
The Dutch introduced the Japanese to asparagus sometime during the Edo Period (1603-1868). At the time, the Japanese grew it as an ornamental plant and it wouldn’t be until 1912 to 1926 that it was grown for food – however, the vegetables were canned and sold as exports.
In more recent times the Japanese developed a taste for asparagus and is now a popular vegetable. It is grown all over Japan, but the highest yields come from the Fukushima Prefecture.