Jizo

The image of Jizo, a jovial bald headed monk, is found throughout Buddhist temples all over Japan, and sometimes seen by themselves on the side of a road or forest path. Jizo is said to be the protector of children, and many parents who have lost a child through abortion, miscarriage or tragedy will appeal to…

Shirasu

Shirasu are immature white fish that are a staple in the Japanese diet. They swim together in large schools and not difficult for fishermen to scoop out of the ocean in large quantities. One fisherman on television recently said he can catch 150kg (330 lbs.) of shirasu in a single outing. Shirasu can be eaten raw or…