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Two of my voice training teachers, Umika Kawashima-chan, and I had a girls' party
While having a girls' party, we had a meat party
We ate so much; it was so filling!
It was my first time eating with Umi-chan, so I'm glad we got to talk about a lot of things!
We weren't able to eat unagi*, but it seems like we've built up stamina and will get through the hot days!!
*"Unagi Day in Japan: While unagi is enjoyed all year long, the Japanese appetite for this traditional delicacy grows insatiable during the summer. Anyone who’s spent time in Japan during summer knows July and August are a hot and sticky affair. The Japanese believe you will find no better remedy for heat fatigue (natsubate) than consuming unagi. Boost your stamina! Increase your appetite! Replenish your strength! While these three commonly touted reasons may well have a basis in science, the best reason to eat Japanese freshwater eel is this — it tastes simply delectable.
On one day every summer most Japanese will be dining on some version of unagi — Doyo no Ushi no Hi. This means Day of the Ox, also nicknamed Unagi no Hi (or Unagi Day). This midsummer day is considered the hottest day of the year and, incidentally, when the body needs the biggest boost of energy. Because the day is set by the lunar calendar, the actual date varies year to year. This year, Unagi Day falls on July 30."