COME ON! Kanmon! Kaikyo Kaiju

The Kanmon Straits (関門海峡, Kanmon-kaikyō) or the Straits of Shimonoseki is the stretch of water separating Honshu and Kyushu, two of Japan’s four main islands. On the Honshu side of the strait is Shimonoseki (下関, which contributed “Kan” (関) to the name of the strait) and on the Kyushu side is Kitakyushu, whose former city and present ward, Moji (門司), gave the strait its “mon” (門).

The majority of the pufferfish‘s species are toxic and some are among the most poisonous vertebrates in the world. In certain species, the internal organs, such as the liver, and sometimes the skin, contain tetrodotoxin, and are highly toxic to most animals when eaten; nevertheless, the meat of some species is considered a delicacy in Japan (as 河豚, pronounced fugu), Korea (as 복, bok, or 복어, bogeo), and China (as 河豚, hétún) when prepared by specially trained chefs who know which part is safe to eat and in what quantity.

Heikegani (平家蟹, ヘイケガニ, Heikeopsis japonica) is a species of crab native to Japan, with a shell that bears a pattern resembling a human face which many believed to be the face of an angry samurai hence the nickname samurai crab.

Octopus is a common ingredient in Japanese cuisine, including sushi, takoyaki and akashiyaki.

Kaisendon (海鮮丼) consists of thinly-sliced sashimi on rice. Fish roe may also be included.

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Matsuko Deluxe (マツコ・デラックス, Matsuko Derakkusu, born October 26, 1972, in Chiba Prefecture) is a Japanese columnist, essayist, and TV personality known for his cross-dressing stage persona, as well as his pro-gay remarks and sexuality. In his 2005 book Weekly Transvestite Returns, he remarked that in 2000 he had measured his bust/waist/hip measurements were all 180 centimetres (71 in) and at the time he weighed 140 kilograms (310 lb).

Angerme (アンジュルム, Anjurumu), formerly Smileage (スマイレージ, Sumairēji, stylized as S/mileage), is a Japanese idol girl group from the musical collective Hello! Project.

[Pizza-La]’s mascot is Pizza-La-Kun. The name of the company combines “pizza” and “Godzilla”.

Greed (or avarice) is an uncontrolled longing for increase in the acquisition or use of material gain (be it food, money, land, or animate/inanimate possessions); or social value, such as status, or power.

Let’s Go Natural in Tohoku

Onsen (温泉) is the Japanese name for a hot spring; the term also extends to cover the bathing facilities and traditional inns frequently situated around a hot spring. Onsens come in many types and shapes, including outdoor (露天風呂 or 野天風呂, roten-buro or noten-buro) and indoor baths (内湯, uchiyu).

Guests are not normally allowed to wear swimsuits in the baths.

Winter is the coldest season of the year in polar and temperate zones.

The Tōhoku region (東北地方, Tōhoku-chihō), Northeast region, or Northeast Japan (東北日本, Tōhoku-nihon) consists of the northeastern portion of Honshu, the largest island of Japan. This traditional region consists of six prefectures (ken): Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi, and Yamagata.

Iwate Prefecture (岩手県, Iwate-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tōhoku region of Honshu.

The Go-Bang’s were a three-piece Japanese all-female band active in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

JR East operates all of the Shinkansen, high-speed rail lines, north of Tokyo, except the Hokkaido Shinkansen, which is operated by JR Hokkaido.