Fish That Looks Like an Apple Pie
Apple-Pie Shaped Fish -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 55 mm — 1/200 sec, f/4, ISO 1400 — full exif
Apple-Pie Shaped Fish

That caption might not make sense at first, but read on...

Yesterday was Fumie's dad's 60th birthday, which is a major life event in Japanese culture, and so this evening we had a party for him. Among the vast quantity of food was a fish called a tai (鯛), which is served at auspicious events due to the somewhat corny reason that its name is the final sound of omedetai, “auspicious”. (It probably felt much less corny ages ago when the tradition began, because back then, a gift of food was a true gift indeed.)

Anyway, on Fumie and my 10th wedding anniversary earlier this year, her mom got us an apple pie shaped like one of these fish as a tasty joke. And hence the caption above.

Yikes! ( tastes much better than it looks ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/200 sec, f/5, ISO 2500 — full exif
Yikes!
( tastes much better than it looks )

To leave on a less, er, toothy note, here's a closeup of the detail on the wrapper of a pair of chopsticks...

Chopstick Wrapper ( that's a lady in kimono, if you couldn't tell ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/200 sec, f/5, ISO 1250 — full exif
Chopstick Wrapper
( that's a lady in kimono, if you couldn't tell )

All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Yikes is right. I’m sure that fish is quite tasty, but all in all, I think I’d prefer the pie. It has fewer teeth.

— comment by Marcina on November 2nd, 2008 at 11:33am JST (9 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

That pun isn’t just corny, it’s painful.

— comment by 居鯛 on November 7th, 2008 at 3:46pm JST (9 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink
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