I went over to Iwashigumi, the sardine specialty restaurant, with a group of Taiwanese people now living in Kanazawa. Sardines are well-known around the world, but they go bad pretty quickly, and that’s well-known around the world, too. That’s why sardine sashimi seems miraculous to people from other countries. Even in Japan, there are only a few shops that serve raw sardines. Since sashimi is part of Japanese food culture, then we should say that sardine sashimi is the ultimate in Japanese food culture. I always urge visitors to Japan, not just those from Taiwan, but everyone, to try sardine sashimi, something you can only taste in Japan.