Saturday, April 28, 2007


A month ago I searched Youtube for my city, Yaizu, and got nothing. Today I got all sorts of hits. Nothing too good.

But this was kind of summed it up (only a few seconds long):

Maybe this is why my friend swears that my town smells.

Half of me really-really likes fish and would like to keep them alive. Half of me grew up on various coasts and has a love for dirty old ports, barnacled ships, and fresh seafood.


jean said...

Aha, the katsuoboshi artisans at work, no? Actually tonight I just saw a photo of a gal at a tuna (maguro) freezer place in Yaizu. I never noticed a smell (except at the port), but it DOES seem that almost everyone in Yaizu is or was involved in the fish industry, doesn't it??

Anonymous said...

Makes me want to eat a nice juicy ribeye, or grill up a brat. The Yaizu fish market is locally famous and always has lots of tour busses parked outside, but my favorite was the market at Numazu.

Kappa no He said...

Jean: I don't notice the smell either. I love that salty, fishy smell. Nothing like a warm wind coming off the ocean!

Imomo: My friends took me there to eat a few months ago. I didn't even know it had a restaraunt. Not a huge sushi fan, it was the best I have ever had. I usually prefer the grilled type as well.

I can't wait to hear more about your trip too! You'll have to let me know as soon as you get dates. I imagine there is a whole lot of people that want to see you.

Frank Baron said...

I bet they can clean a fish way faster than I can, despite my 40-some years of practice.

Of course, using a machine is cheating. :)

Kappa no He said...

Frank: Ha ha, yep. We used to live across the street from a couple who worked out of their home cleaning fish by hand. By the end of the day they'd have two or three enormous buckets full of 'stuff'. You should have seen all the cats!

Bk30 said...

Suddenly I want to run down to our local fish house "Joe Patties" and see what's on ice for dinner today. LOL

Kappa no He said...

Joe Patties, great name!