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Yamagata, 25 Aug.

Iwagaki (Japanese Rock Oyster)

Iwagaki (Japanese Rock Oyster)

Known as “summer oysters,” iwagaki are in season from June to August. They are wild, not farmed, and because they take several years to reach the proper size strict harvest limits are observed. Iwagaki are said to retain lots of flavor even after growing large, and are usually eaten raw, optionally with lemon juice or a mixture of soy sauce and vinegar. Iwagaki can be enjoyed at the Sakata Fish Market, Shonai Tourist Souvenir Center, and Roadside Station Chokai Furatto.

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