Sea and Japan Project Public Relations Office
The taste of winter in the Sea of Japan! Parents and children learn Kobako crab and challenge “Crab mask”! We held “Japan Sabakeru Cram School in Ishikawa Prefecture”!
Date/Sunday, November 13, 2022 Place/Kanazawa Workers’ Plaza
The Japan Sabakeru Project Executive Committee is working to pass on the ancient Japanese cooking technique of “slicing fish” to the next generation, as well as expanding the circle of action to pass on a rich and healthy sea to the future. ” was held on Sunday, November 13th, and 12 parents and children in 6 groups participated.
This event is part of the “Nippon Foundation ‘Sea and Japan Project'” that connects people through the sea in order to pass on the rich and beautiful sea to the next generation.
[Japan Sabakeru Juku in Ishikawa Prefecture] Event Overview
・Overview: As an initiative to pass on the ancient Japanese cooking technique of “cutting fish” to the next generation, and to expand the circle of action to pass on a rich and healthy sea to the future. 1. Demonstration of fish handling and cooking by the instructor 2. Participating parents and children take on the challenge of making horse mackerel namero and the local dish crab mask
3. Lecture on Ishikawa’s fisheries and protection of marine resources Carry out the above
・Schedule: Sunday, November 13, 2022, 13:00-16:00
・ Venue: Kanazawa Workers’ Plaza (location: 3-2-20 Kitayasue, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture)
・ Number of participants: 12 people in 6 groups (4th grade elementary school students to 2nd grade junior high school students and their parents)
・ Lecturers: Nobuhiro Takaiwa (JF Ishikawa / Fish Meister), Atsuo Satomi (Food Coordinator)
・ Organizer: Sea and Japan Project in Ishikawa Prefecture Executive Committee, Japan Sabakeru Project Executive Committee
・ Co-sponsor: The Nippon Foundation Sea and Japan Project
First try the basic horse mackerel, then try the female snow crab “Kobako crab”! After the lecturer’s self-introduction, it’s time to start the cram school. First, Mr. Atsuo Satokami demonstrated how to grate horse mackerel in three pieces. The horse mackerel we prepared that day was over 40 cm long, and the participants, who had not had many
opportunities to see the whole fish, listened to the explanation with a little uneasiness. After returning to their respective kitchens and starting to grate the horse mackerel, the children, who were afraid to touch the horse mackerel at first, gradually got the hang of it. Horse mackerel that has finished handling is a fisherman’s dish “namero”. This is just a matter of hitting the ingredients together, so children can have a relaxed expression.
Next, the long-awaited appearance of the winter taste of the Sea of Japan, the female snow crab “Kobako Crab”. This time, we will try to make the famous local dish “crab mask” as an ingredient of Kanazawa oden. “Kanimen” is a dish in which boiled crab meat and eggs are carefully removed and stuffed into the shell. Mr. Satomi will teach you the tricks of how to cut, such as how to drain the boiled crab and how to use a rolling pin to take out the thin leg meat of “Kobako crab”. Most of the participants had no experience of making their own crab mask, but they were surprised at how easy it was to make a dish that looked like it would be served at a restaurant, and they were filled with smiles.
What is the fishery that “protects” the king of winter tastes in the Sea of Japan, snow crab, to keep it delivered to the dining table? While boiling the crabs, Nobuhiro Takaiwa of JF Ishikawa gave a lecture on local snow crab fishing. In fisheries, in order to protect limited fishery resources, there are regulations on the period, quantity, and fishing method that can be caught depending on the species of fish. In particular, the participants seemed to have deepened their interest in the fishery after explaining that snow crab is a good example of how the six prefectures on the Sea of Japan coast have been able to appropriately protect resources through wide-area cooperation. Mr. Takaiwa said, “Fishermen not only catch fish but also play a role in protecting marine resources.
Voices from participating children and parents (from questionnaire) 5th grade elementary school girl “I’m glad I learned not only how to clean fish, but also about the sea.”
6th grade elementary school boy “I think I will be able to use what I experienced this time in the future, so I will not forget it.” 6th grade female guardian: “For the first time, my child cut a fish into three pieces.
Parent of a 6th grade elementary school boy “I’m glad that I was able to challenge a fish that I couldn’t handle myself as a parent and child. Even though my child didn’t like it at first, in the end I was happy to be able to use my own hands.”
Organization name: Japan Sabakeru Project Executive Committee URL: http://sabakeru.uminohi.jp/
Activities: Holding events related to Japan Sabakeru Juku, and work necessary for operation.
The Nippon Foundation “Sea and Japan Project”
The sea supports the lives of Japanese people in various ways, and sometimes gives us peace of mind, excitement, and inspiration. This is an all-Japan project in which children and people all over the country see the current state of environmental deterioration in the sea as something that belongs to them, and spread the circle of action to pass on the sea to the future. is.
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