So Japan is known for sushi, anime and technology. My area, Gunma, is known for…cabbage. That’s right, cabbage. And devil’s tongue, also called konnyaku. Devil’s tongue, if you’ve never heard of it (and I don’t blame you if you haven’t) is a good diet food popular among women. Personally, it seems to be an acquired taste and I haven’t acquired it yet (pun intended).
Konnyaku gummy snacks come with a warning to children and the elderly actually. Make sure to chew well! When the healthy snack first came out, there were a few deaths because of it, and my teacher says that each year there are a couple of more due to not chewing enough before swallowing. If you look it up on the internet, there are also people who choke on New Year’s mochi (rice cakes) each year and die.
On a happier note, there should be some little bitty birds in the picture…good luck finding them though, I think they’re ninja birds!