Eel, eel, eel
For from July 19 to August 7, the Japanese is crazy about an eel.It is an eel concerto.Doyo No Ushi No Hi is Midsummer Day of the Ox.It is customary for Japanese to eat an eel on the Ox day during doyo of summer, in order to take nourishment and overcome the heat.The eel is the ingredients which are indispensable to Japanese food.
It is autumn in the season of the eel.However, it became a custom to eat in summer by one man.His name is Gennai Hiraga.He is an inventor and is a producer.He coined the catchphrase “Today is Midsummer Day of the Ox” for an eel shop that suffered slow sales in summer, whereby the custom of ‘eating an eel on Midsummer Day to prevent tiredness from the summer heat’ began.
refer to Oak Journal
In Japan, approximately 30% of overall eels are used in the day of the Ox of the dog days.We dance on a palm of Gennai Hiraga.Because it is regrettable, I intend to eat an eel today.I am so excited.
（ Photo by (c)Tomo.Yun )