Straight Lines of Crunchy Round Herring
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Naruto, Tokushima, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 50 mm — 1/800 sec, f/9, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos

During a stop at an ocean-side park during our short May trip down to Awaji Island a couple of hours from Kyoto by car, I came across a rack of filled with trays of cruncy snacks waiting for hungry customers.

Let's take a closer look...

うるめ “Round Herring” -- Naruto, Tokushima, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 50 mm — 1/800 sec, f/4.5, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
うるめ
“Round Herring”

Each skewer of a dozen fish sells for about US$4.

(There are about $2,000 worth of fish in this rack, in case you're really hungry.)

Naruto, Tokushima, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 95 mm — 1/800 sec, f/5, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
Naruto, Tokushima, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 210 mm — 1/800 sec, f/6, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Naruto, Tokushima, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 190 mm — 1/800 sec, f/10, ISO 2500 — map & image datanearby photos
Naruto, Tokushima, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 410 mm — 1/800 sec, f/11, ISO 3200 — map & image datanearby photos

The geometric nature of the display garnered a spot on my earlier “Geometric Awaji” post.


All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

Interesting! Have these been cooked, or just air-dried or smoked (if they have even been dried at all)? They don’t appear to have been eviscerated…does one just eat them as is, like a candy bar? Dip them in anything? Take them home to prepare some way? Give them to their cats? Did you eat some? Was it good? As good as smoked oysters?

I don’t know, but I’m guessing air-dried as is. —Jeffy

— comment by Grandma Friedl on September 25th, 2010 at 11:55pm JST (7 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Sure am glad they don’t poke us through the eyes and hang us on a rack when we die. 😉

Try not to die in Awaji, then 🙂 —Jeffrey

— comment by Andrew on September 26th, 2010 at 12:29am JST (7 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Ow, right between the eyes.

— comment by Domi, Barcelona on September 26th, 2010 at 11:57pm JST (7 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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