Sunday, June 22, 2008

Kamaboko (steamed fish paste)

Toyama Bay produces an abundance of marine products--fish, squid, shellfish, sea urchin, and seaweed. Despite being a city boy, I have acquired the taste for them largely because my grandmother, born and raised in Toyama prefecture, shared her favorites with her grandchildren, including me. Kurozukuri, chopped squid marinated in its ink, was one of her favorites. It is salty but tasty. I used to love it, but nowadays, I try to avoid salty food. I was therefore glad to see my wife buying kamaboko, which does not contain salt, as a souvenir at Toyama airport.


Petrúcio said...

Taniguchi Sensei,

Have you met Rev. Heitor Miyazaki and Osvaldo Murahara, brazilians Reverends of Seicho-No-Ie, when you came to Brazil?

They're very popular among the adherents.


Petrúcio, from Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Masanobu said...


Yes, I have. They are also considerate gentlemen. Please say hello to them if you live near them.


petrucio said...


Brazilian Reverends Miyazaki and Murahara live in Sao Paulo City, which is 2672 km far from Recife, my hometown.

A question: Do you intend to provide portuguese translation of volumes 19 e 20 of "Truth of Life"?

Thank you very much,