A monument to eggs, sushi and shrimp

These monuments to eggs, sushi and shrimp can be found at a shrine called  Namiyoke Inari Jinja (波除稲荷神社), next to Tsukiji Fish Market. The monuments are dedicated to the eggs and sea creatures that sacrificed their lives so that we could eat them. (Yes, definitely “only in Japan”.)

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Here’s the Tamago-zuka (玉子塚) or grave for eggs:

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The photo below is the Sushi-zuka (すし塚) and Ebi-zuka (海老 塚) or grave for shrimp:

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Read more here (E) and here (J).

Japan’s Cookpad now in English

Here’s good news for people who love Japanese food, but don’t speak Japanese: Japan’s biggest cooking website, Cookpad, is now available in English. To whet your appetite, here’s a photo I took in a tonkatsu restaurant. It’s cheese tonkatsu (breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet): cholesterol guaranteed, but never mind, it’s delicious.

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