Rina Aizawa Celebrates Unagi Pie’s 50th Anniversary

Unagi (うなぎ) is the Japanese word for freshwater eel, especially the Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica (nihon unagi 日本鰻). A kind of sweet biscuit called unagi pie made with powdered unagi also exists.

Rina Aizawa (逢沢 りな Aizawa Rina, born July 28, 1991) is a Japanese actress and gravure idol signed under Box Corporation. She debuted in 2008 in the TV Asahi’s tokusatsu series Engine Sentai Go-onger as Saki Rōyama/Go-on Yellow.

うなぎパイは、有限会社春華堂が販売する、うなぎパウダー(ウナギの骨で取った出し汁を粉末にしたもの)をパイ生地に練りこんで焼いた洋菓子で、同社の登録商標(第2719548号ほか)である。

“Unagi Pie is a registered trademark (#2719548 and others) of Junkado Ltd. for its baked confection containing unagi powder.”

有限会社春華堂(しゅんかどう)は、静岡県浜松市中区にある菓子製造会社である。

“Junkado Ltd. is a Hamamatsu, Shizoka Prefecture based confectionery manufacturing company.”

Kappa Sushi Aliens

Conveyor belt sushi (Japanese: 回転寿司 kaiten-zushi), literally “rotation sushi”, also called sushi-go-round (くるくる寿司 kuru kuru sushi), is a form of sushi restaurant common in Japan. Some conveyor belt sushi restaurant chains, such as Kappa Sushi or Otaru Zushi, have a fixed price of 100 yen for every plate.

Grey aliens, also referred to as “Alien Greys”, “Greys”, “Grays”, “Roswell Greys”, and “Zeta Reticulans”, are alleged extraterrestrial beings whose existence is promoted in ufological, paranormal, and New Age communities, and who are named for their unique skin color.

A kappa (河童, lit. river child), also known as kawatarō (川太郎), komahiki (駒引, lit. horse puller), or kawako (川虎, lit. river tiger), is a yōkai found in Japanese folklore. The kappa is typically depicted as roughly humanoid in form and about the size of a child. Its scaly reptilian skin ranges in color from green to yellow or blue. Kappa supposedly inhabit the ponds and rivers of Japan, and have various features to aid them in this environment, such as webbed hands and feet. Although their appearance varies from region to region, the most consistent features are a beak, a shell, and a plate (sara), a flat hairless region on the top of the head that is always wet, and is regarded as the source of the kappa’s power.

Kirin Nodogoshi All Light Hanami

Happoshu (発泡酒 happōshu lit. “bubbling spirits”), or low-malt beer, is a tax category of Japanese liquor that most often refers to a beer-like beverage with less than 67% malt content. [Kirin’s] Nodogoshi-nama uses soy protein [and is] classified as “Other miscellaneous (2)”, containing no malt.

Hanami (花見, lit. “flower viewing”) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, flowers (“hana”) in this case almost always referring to those of the cherry (“sakura”) or, less frequently, plum (“ume”) trees.

Yakitori (焼き鳥, やきとり, ヤキトリ), grilled chicken, is a Japanese type of skewered chicken.

A yatai (屋台) is a small, mobile food stall in Japan typically selling ramen or other food. The name literally means “shop stand”.

Yoshino Kimura (木村 佳乃 Kimura Yoshino, born 10 April 1976) is an English-born Japanese actress and former idol singer.