Whimsical tales from fish-obsessed Japan June 4, 2010 2:25 PMSubscribe
Being a Fish in Japan. Koi : The coveted Koi carp is a symbol of male potency. And what our muscle-bound protagonist lacks downstairs, he makes up for in abundance with his giant, dorsal Koi tattoos.
Namazu : According to legend, monstrous catfish dragons below the Japanese seas are responsible for earthquakes. A lithe young soon-to-be rockstar (day job: fishmonger) and a kindly old priest explain…
Sakana : For a good sashimi, the eyelids should still be flickering! And where better to ensure your dinner is still alive than the Fishing Restaurant where you can catch your own (FYI staff are on hand to disembowel).
Tuna : Our forthcoming rockstar / fishmonger guts a very large tuna live on stage, and explains why this most popular fish, is the very embodiment of “rock” (but you wouldn’t want your woman to resemble one).
Yellowtail : To a climactic, drum-heavy audio-track we see the science of breeding, catching, killing and packing the ubiquitous yellowtail creatures for convenient consumption in your local sushi bar…. Blood, guts and drama!