Grilled smells from every supermarket in the neighborhood. At ¥1, 980 per eel, a little pricey. They’re on the endangered list, or some sort of bad list. That’s what happens when people eat up a species. But it’s delicious! is what everyone says as they continue gobbling. Going to happen to tuna, and then that will be two of Japan’s top culinary luxury treats gone. On the news they said some restaurants serve catfish as an eel replacement, but the Day of the Ox tradition does not say anything about eating catfish on the hottest day in summer.
And a kittycat in a window: