River Cusine

Funa-zushi (Fermented Crusian Carp): Exploring the Origins of Japanese Sushi

What image comes to mind when you hear the word sushi? Perhaps it's fresh tuna, yellowtail, sea urchin, or salmon roe de...
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Masu Zushi:Vinegar-Marinated Trout Pressed Sushi

In the world of traditional Japanese river fish cuisine, eel kabayaki is undoubtedly the most famous. Indeed, kabayaki i...
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Where can you encounter live ayu (sweetfish) in the vicinity of Tokyo?

Many visitors to Japan often choose Tokyo as their destination. As for me, I wish for as many people as possible to see ...
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Kabayaki: ‘柏屋四郎衛門 -Kashiwaya Shirouemon- ‘ Fujioka City, Gunma Prefecture

Let's talk about a special eel shop in Fujioka City, Gunma Prefecture, worth visiting. Their kabayaki eel is so fluffy t...
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Salmon Sushi: “やまべ鮭寿司 -Yamabe Syake Sushi- ” at Sapporo Station.

My home is located in Saitama Prefecture in the Kanto region of Japan, while my wife's family hails from Hokkaido. Conse...
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Kabayaki (Japanese Grilled Eel) : ‘江もり -Emori- ‘ Hanyu City, Saitama Prefecture

Saitama Prefecture, not bordered by any sea, holds a unique place in Japan's culinary landscape. Let's delve into a slic...
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Why are freshwater fish uncommon in Japan?

My answer to this question is "because the catch is small, it does not circulate." In rivers, unlike the sea, it is not ...
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The Allure of Underwater Freshwater Fish Watching

I have long harbored an interest in the lives of wildlife. However, catching a glimpse into the intimate aspects of thei...
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5 Representative Freshwater Fish Species in Japan’s Midstream

Traveling by Shinkansen from Tokyo to Osaka or Nagoya, you would cross several rivers. The rivers visible from this jour...
River Fish

Funa (Crucian Carp) : Familiar Wild

When I was a child, I had a goldfish that I caught at a festival's goldfish scooping game. One day, when I visited a nei...