I don't often report on tragic events, but I'm ashamed and sorry to say that this year I arrived at the local clam festival (Misawa Hoki Matsuri) too late to sign up for the clam schucking contest. Shown above is heat #1 which was won by a gentleman from Hatchinohe. He successfully shucked 6 clams in the allotted 1 minute. Very impressive.
Sakura cherry trees at Heian Jingu Kyoto
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