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.”

Hiromi Go Earth Jet

Hiromi Go (郷 ひろみ Gō Hiromi, born October 18, 1955 in Sue, Kasuya, Fukuoka Prefecture) is a Japanese singer, part of Sony Music Entertainment Japan. In the 1970s, he was called “New Big Three” (新御三家 shin gosanke) with Goro Noguchi and Hideki Saijo. He belonged to Johnny & Associates, but later left the agency. He also effectively became the Japanese answer to Ricky Martin after his 1999 Japanese version of “Livin’ la Vida Loca”, which was called “GOLDFINGER ’99”.

Mosquitoes are small, midge-like flies which constitute the family Culicidae. Females of most species are ectoparasites, whose tube-like mouthparts (called a proboscis) pierce the hosts’ skin to consume blood.

An insecticide is a substance used to kill insects.

アース製薬株式会社(アースせいやく、Earth Chemical Co., Ltd.)は、東京都千代田区に本社を置く、殺虫剤など衛生薬品の製造・販売をおこなう日本の日用品製造メーカーである。

Earth Chemical Co., Ltd. is a Tokyo, Chiyoda Ward-based maker and seller of pesticides, health products, and daily necessities.

The Song of Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto Castle (熊本城 Kumamoto-jō) is a hilltop Japanese castle located in Chūō-ku, Kumamoto in Kumamoto Prefecture. In 1588, Katō Kiyomasa was transferred to the early incarnation of Kumamoto Castle. From 1601 to 1607, Kiyomasa greatly expanded the castle, transforming it into a castle complex with 49 turrets, 18 turret gates, and 29 smaller gates.

Kumamon (くまモン) is a mascot created by the government of Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. It was created in 2010 for a campaign called to draw tourists to the region after the Kyushu Shinkansen line opened.

Yuru-chara (Japanese: ゆるキャラ Hepburn: yuru kyara) is a Japanese term for a category of mascot characters; usually created to promote a place or region, event, organisation or business. They are characterized by their kawaii (cute) and unsophisticated designs, often incorporating motifs that represent local culture, history or produce.

エグスプロージョン(EGU-SPLOSION)は、日本のダンサー(ダンスユニット)・振付師。よしもとクリエイティブ・エージェンシー所属。

“EGU-SPLOSION is a Japanese dance and choreography group. They are represented by Yoshimoto Creative Agency.”