The foodie traveller … feasts on the reproductive organs of sea urchins in Hokkaido

Sushi aficionados prize uni, the egg-producing part of the sea urchin, an expensive and now highly fashionable ingredient. The place to go for it is the Shakotan peninsula

A summer swell on the Sea of Japan has curtailed the day’s fishing on Hokkaido’s remote Shakotan peninsula in the far north of the country. But if Shirikawa Koji is perturbed, he is not letting on.

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