Crocodiles mean sharks in Hiroshima. A festive food eaten in the mountains
These are local dishes eaten in Bihoku area such as Miyoshi city or Shobara city. Sharks are good preserved food as there is ammonia in their body, and thus were appreciated by the people of the mountainous Bihoku area. It is still a popular food nowadays, and people say that “there are no festivals or new years without crocodiles”.
Information provided by : Hiroshima Chamber of Commerce and Industry Labor Department Tourism Division