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Road to Naritasan

Many temples and shrines have a street of cafes, sweetshops, and vendors leading up to the main gate. This is the street leading to Naritasan. The local specialty seemed to be eel, as there were a number of stores selling grilled eel. In the fronts of some of these restaurants, you could watch the chef cleaning and filleting live eels. It's a quick and simple process (well, it is if you're an expert, I guess), and results in spines in one bucket, guts and heads in another, and the fillets swiftly passed on to the grillmaster.

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