The family had reason to celebrate, and relatives from near and far gathered in Kanazawa. Grandfather said we should get the famous Kanazawa tsukudani (various treats simmered and preserved in soy sauce) to give everyone as a thank you present for coming so far. There are many such special products made in Kanazawa besides tsukudani, but grandpa, born in Kanazawa, raised in Kanazawa, stubbornly said no, it had to be tsukudani.
By the way, the common Japanese expression, “gori-oshi,” meaning to “apply extra force,” comes from the same “gori” as in “gori” tsukudani. The “gori” fish (goby) sticks itself to the bottom of the river with a sucker on its belly, so you have to pry it loose by applying extra force.