Because it’s fun and nice to drink
Over 200 years ago, the Japanese poet Yosa Buson wrote the following words:
I cannot see her tonight
I have to give her up
So I will eat Fugu.
Today I’m placing an order for sake glasses that we can use for Fugu Hire-zake. Fugu Hire-zake is the fins of the puffer fish (fugu) that are grilled and served in hot sake.
(From Jim Gray’s travel photos)
Two things I love. Sake and a death wish. Can’t wait!
Actually I’m surprised I haven’t been able to find this drink or any variation of grilled fish mixed with hot sake. One of the pleasant memories I have from Japan is when I was in Shirakawa (a small mountain village – so everything shuts at night) and we bought some cheap sake, a hollowed out bamboo vase, and grilled fish to soak in the hot alcohol. It tasted great!
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