Written by Misaka Youhei
How come Japanese have eels in dog days?
Every time summer comes in Japan, most of Japanese people like to have eels. Because there has been a custom to eat eels in dog days called Doyo no Ushi no Hi in Japan.
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The Japanese second nature was made by Hiraga Gen-nai, a Japanese inventor in Edo Era. They say he set the catchphrase, begged by an eel restaurant master. By the way, when is the best season for having eels?
The answer is late in autumn or in early winter since eels keep nutrition to hibernate in these seasons.