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I made a short visit to Noto, 300km NW of Tokyo. $B!H(BKuchiko$B!I(B, the ovary of the sea cucumber is a local delicacy, only known by real gourmets, Japanese gourmets. I tried and loved it. But I don$B!G(Bt guarantee that all Japanese would like it. If you can enjoy a cut of very strong Gorgonzola or Blue cheese, you should try it. A thin triangular sheet of Kuchiko, 15 cm by 7 cm, is made from 50 ovaries, i.e. 50 female sea cucumbers, (15 kg). Its price: 70 us$. The intestines of the sea cucumber called $B!H(BKonowata$B!I(B are also very delicious. You can try the intestines and the body, the flesh, of sea cucumber, raw or marinated, at Japanese restaurants. They are rather common. The dried sea cucumbers have been exported to China for long time.
There is a stereotyped comment when Japanese eat the sea cucumber: $B!H(BThe first man who ate it must have been very brave.$B!I(B But I don$B!G(Bt agree with this opinion. Our ancestors must have eaten everything edible. Therefore we have such rich menus today if you look around the world. Insects, larvae, animals and their organs, we can meet unbelievable things at a table.
There are some groups of people who state that one may not eat the pork, the beef, the dog, the cat, the whale or the seaweeds. I don$B!G(Bt find any logic in their codes. They are just in their own closed exclusive communities based on their narrow mind and ignorance.
Ramayana, Xiyou Ji. Even today, many people live with apes and monkeys in the world. When we observe a group of monkeys, we can learn their patterns of life; how they take care of babies, how they play, threaten, quarrel and scuffle, and the boss and henchmen relationship. It is difficult not to associate them with my own behavior patterns.
But, in our world, there are quite large groups of people without any contact with apes or monkeys since simply they have never seen apes or monkeys in nature. The morals and attitudes of the people who have no contact with apes and monkeys are egocentric and are immodest. Is it ignorant rubbish?