Kagawa prefecture products


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The main types of flounder caught in Kagawa Prefecture are “marbled flounder” and “ridged-eye flounder”. As its Japanese name, <i>mako</i> (here referring to eggs) would imply, the marbled flounder is characterised by the large size of the female eggs and male testes during spawning season in winter.<br> The ridged-eye flounder gets its name from its small size and protruding eyes, and in Japanese it can also sometimes be referred to as <i>meita</i> (me meaning eyes and <i>ita</i> meaning pain) due to the sensitive area between its eyes. It is also known for its diamond-shaped body.

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  • In the spring and summer seasons, called “Hanami flounders”, from the spawning season, they recover from spawning, and are full and tasty.

  • Meigata flounder is distributed slightly southerly than Macho flounder, is relatively strong against high water temperature in summer, and is often caught in July and August. Because it is small in flatfish, it is useful as an affordable side dish such as boiled and fried.

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