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Mirugai clam (Mirugai) Mirugai clam (Mirugai)

Mirugai clam (Mirugai)

Mirugai, the most highly-valued shellfish. Firm, fine texture and fresh scent of ocean with juicy sweetness. It was once harvested from Tokyo Bay when the waters were rich with shellfish, but these days it has become a pricey sushi ingredient because there are few places it is harvested in Japan.

Main production area

Aichi Mie Setonaikai

Famous production area

Futtsu Mikawawan

Season

Winter-Spring