Thursday, April 3, 2008


Fugu (pufferfish) is a delicacy here in Japan, even though it contains lethal amounts of the poison tetrodotoxin in the liver, the ovaries, and also the skin. Only specially licensed chefs are allowed to prepare and sell it to the public, and the consumption of the liver and ovaries is forbidden. Some sources claim that about 150 people still die each year from fugu poisoning, while others say it's only about ten to twenty..


This cool looking Fuguya-san was found while waiting for D-man in Umegaouka last week..


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