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10 November 2015

Sushi bar, Shobu, Nagasaki airport, Omura, Nagasaki (しょうぶ 長崎空港 大村), Japan


The video of the spouting of the whale in Nagasaki Okunchi festival


The shop name is “iris” in Japanese. The name has likely come from the irises planted in the moats around Omura castle. Nagasaki prefecture has several ports for the fisherman and the amount of landing seafood were No.2 in Japan. The seafood and seafood products were specialty in this prefecture.

Before leaving Nagasaki, I recommend you to have a glass or beer and several Sashimi, seafood soup or Sushi in this restaurant. You also taste the Japanese Sake (rice wine) or Shochu (clear liquor) at this restaurant. The black fishes were very nice on the season with Shochu with warm water (Oyuwari お湯割り).
 
 
 

On my visiting, I had whale and Sashimi with rice and soup. The whale had been the signature special products in Nagasaki. For the almost all western country person, Whales were just Mammalia with natural resource of whale oil. Till end of World war II, the whale oil was the major oil resource for the human society. For the Japanese society in Edo era, the whale was one of the sources of Proteins. In modern ages, the whale was oil resource and food for the Japanese life style. The whale was a deity in the local community, giving food and some materials from born or teeth to the village. These days, the people in Nagasaki had nostalgia to the whales. The most popular whale was blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) which was known as the king of the whale meats.
Akami of Whale (The fillet part of Whale meat)

Mackrel pickled with soy source Don
The Miso soup of Arakabu (scorpionfish)
The sea shepherd, like the pie name, has no background of the culture as the friend of whale. Their progenitor has chase about the hip of whale to get only oil and money. They had no qualifications to say about the culture.

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