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.”

Chiaki Kuriyama gets a giant Dickinin

Chiaki Kuriyama (栗山 千明 Kuriyama Chiaki, born October 10, 1984) is a Japanese actress, singer, and model. She is best known in the West for her roles as Takako Chigusa in Kinji Fukasaku’s 2000 film Battle Royale and Gogo Yubari in Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 film Kill Bill: Volume 1.

Ibuprofen, from isobutylphenylpropanoic acid, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for treating pain, fever, and inflammation.

全薬工業株式会社(ぜんやくこうぎょう、Zenyaku Kogyo Company, Limited)は、東京都文京区大塚に本社を置く医薬品、医薬部外品、基礎化粧品、健康補助食品等の製造および販売をおこなう企業である。

Zenyaku Kogyo Company, Limited is a Tokyo, Bunkyo Ward, Otsuka-based pharmaceutical, medicinal products, skin care and dietary product manufacturing and sales company.

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.