from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An important broad-fronded, edible seaweed, Laminaria saccharis (which see, under Laminaria), found on the coasts of Japan, and especially of Yezo, the most northerly of the four large islands, where it is known as kombu (which see).
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We arrived to quite a spread- there was hamachi (yellow tail), chu toro (fatty tuna)sake (salmon), ika (squid), the aforementioned saba (mackerel) and hirame (halibut) sashimi; renkon no kimpira (sautéed lotus root), kobu maki (bundles of sweet, marinated seaweed), kuro mame with chestnuts (sweet black beans), tazukuri (small dried sardines), kamaboko (fish cake) and chawanmushi (savory egg custard).
Minamata disease Okazaki fragment kobeite mingei okimono kobu miso omi kochi, adj. mitsukurina Omuta, adj. kodogu mitsumata on kofu, adj.