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I took this picture at Tomii Restaurant, Shizuoka City, Aoi-Ku, a favourite of mine for their superlative Kyoto-style food, great sake and shochu.
Since I took pity on friends like Barnaby, I will tell you what I was served!
Left, “katsuo” (bonito) with grated with ginger and chopped thun leeks, “ika” (squid) in the middle. Behind ika, “tai” (seabream). Right is “uni” (sea urchin) atop “yuuba” (“tofu skin”).
The greens behind are: left, “shiso” (perilla/steak plant) and right, “wasabi” (Japanes green horseradish leaves).
The green “thing” in front of the “ika” is freshly grated wasabi (that’s for Allison!). the rest is all edible “decoration”!)