Skip to comments.Edible postcards for New Year's promote squid fishermen
Posted on 11/18/2008 7:39:44 PM PST by nickcarraway
A fishery cooperative in Susami, Wakayama Prefecture, sells a rather unique New Year's greeting postcard you can eat it.
Season's greetings: An employee of a fishery cooperative of Susami, Wakayama Prefecture, shows off dried squid that can be used as New Year's postcards. KYODO PHOTO
It is made of dried squid, a local specialty of the town.
The flat, vacuum-packed squid is wrapped in paper on which the sender pastes a sticker with the recipient's name and address.
The postcard can be sent through the ordinary mail.
The cooperative usually produces only 3,000 of the postcards every year, but it increased the number by 600 this year after receiving large orders from companies in Tokyo and Osaka.
The squid postcard, named Surumeiru, is priced at ¥230, which does not include a postage stamp.
Years ago one July day, I walked down a street in Bangkok on which people were drying thin sheets of squid on large rocks in front of their homes/businesses. Not a walk you should take if you have a weak stomach.
And, “Yummy Dried Squid” would be a great name for a band.
Thanks for the ping.
As for dried squid, I’ll take your word for it.
A Japanese band, for preference.
You’re welcome, and more for the rest of us.
Yes it is!!
My old Korean grandma used to wrap it around walnuts. Yummmmm.