Omg okay, fine. FINE. This is like the tenth ask I’ve gotten about this in the last hour, so I’ll do you all a favor. I will fucking google salt and all its sources so we can finally have a definitive list of where salt fucking comes from, you children. You absolute children.
Where salt comes from, besides your own asses:
“A major source of salt is seawater, which has a salinity of approximately 3.5%. This means that there are about 35 grams (1.2 oz) of dissolved salts, predominantly sodium (Na+) and chloride (Cl−) ions, per kilogram (2.2 lbs) of water. The world’s oceans are a virtually inexhaustible source of salt, and this abundance of supply means that reserves have not been calculated. The evaporation of seawater is the production method of choice in marine countries with high evaporation and low precipitation rates. Salt evaporation ponds are filled from the ocean and salt crystals can be harvested as the water dries up. Sometimes these ponds have vivid colours, as some species of algae and other micro-organisms thrive in conditions of high salinity.Elsewhere, salt is extracted from the vast sedimentary deposits which have been laid down over the millennia from the evaporation of seas and lakes. These are either mined directly, producing rock salt, or are extracted in solution by pumping water into the deposit.“
HOWEVER, salt can damage crops!! And plants!! And is not desirable if you are leaving this salt around plants!! You could conceivably bury it beneath rock, cement, or just very deep below the root line, but that does not stop the eventual effects of erosion, floods, or other natural occurrences that might cause your salt urn to resurface.
“Mr. Tanaka lives in the countryside and most of his land are rice paddies”
Reading: た、い、デン (ta, i, den)
About the kanji: One of the most fundamental and basic kanjis out there. The kanji comes from the pictograph of a rice field and it’s sections. Just imagine some rice plants growing in each square and it will be easier for you to remember this kanji.