Yuzu is a citrus fruit originating in East Asia. Yuzu’s surface is uneven and it has a nice aromatic flavor different from other citrus flavor. In Japan, It used a variety of ways for cuisines, cosmetics, fragrance, bath, and so on.
Yuzuyu: yuzu in the bath
There is a custom that called Yuzuyu. People take a bath with yuzu on the winter solstice called Toji. Floating yuzu fruits in the bath, and enjoying their strong aromatic flavor. It’s said to moisturize the skin, and warm the body. I love Yuzu’s aromatic flavor. The smell of Yuzu makes me relax, and comfortable.
Yuzu for cuisines
In Japan, It used for many types of meals like drink (tea, sake, juice), sweets (wagashi, cake, etc.), rice, soup, salad, noodle, meat, and fish. Yuzu’s flavor is a good match with washoku (Japanese cuisine).