I'm sure you have noticed that I am tall. Many people in Japan are surprised to see someone so tall.
What is rhubarb? Most Japanese people have probably never heard of it, let alone seen it. Rhubarb is a vegetable with thick red stalks and big green leaves. Unlike most other vegetables, you won't see rhubarb tossed into a salad, stir fried, or added to a soup. It is most often used in dessert recipes and has a sour taste, which is almost always sweetened with sugar.