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Town Shellfish: Shijimi (Freshwater Clam)・シジミ(まちの魚介類)

2014.09.23 (Tue)

シジミ

Due to the delicious flavor brought about by the brackish lake water and a lustrous black shell, these clams (shijimi) are called “black diamonds” and are a special product of Lake Togo. They belong to the Yamamoto Shijimi classification and are a principal industry for Yurihama.

汽水湖特有の大粒で味がおいしいということから、その色つやにより「黒いダイヤ」と呼ばれる東郷湖の特産です。日本にはセタシジミ、マシジミ、ヤマトシジミの3種類が生息しており、東郷湖産のしじみはヤマトシジミです。しじみ漁は、町の主要産業となっています。

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