Here we give you three pictures of different types of crab available last week in Tokyo and Osaka. They are all equally beautiful in their different ways and none of them can be found in our local markets at home. Wandering through the vast array of offerings was certainly an awakening.
The pictures are of tiny live crabs stored with what appear to be cedar branches, vibrant King crabs still swimming in their tanks, and a prepared hairy crab with its flesh exposed for examination (and easy consumption) and all its innards neatly arranged for use. While our photographic skills are not perfect, these ingredients are close to some of the finest we have seen. The only thing we didn’t have was a kitchen to take them home and cook them in.