Eating in Japan

The fellow who runs the very wonderful Sakanaya, a Japanese fish store in Allston, told me yesterday that the past couple of weeks, “Few Japanese customers have been in.”

The very estimable John Gaunter, a sake genius based in Japan, whose humor and intelligence shine, is informing people about how to help sake brewers in prefectures hit by the earthquake and tsunami whose products are suddenly taboo.

A friend from Tokyo writes me: “Now, people in Tokyo worry about radiation levels, from water, from vegetable. Poor farmers in the affected areas.  Even though their homes and fields and produce are intact, they have to dump their produce because nobody wants to buy them out of fear of radiation.  So agriculture and dairy farming, the main industries of the area are damaged, so is fishery as port facilities and fishing boats have been damaged.”  (Yumi)

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