“Namaco” - Sea Cucumber

Aomori is famous for apples, but also “namaco” (sea cucumber) is quite famous that the catch is more than 1,200t every year.

Namaco is echinoderm same as sea urchin and starfish, and it’s consumed raw or people enjoy namaco soup or namako porridge using dried namaco.

There’s “Aomori Namaco Branding Council” to promote consumption of sea cucumbers, and they sell various products out into the market. Here are some of them.


Looks like a namaco a bit.

With sesame paste filling.

Stickers: kids might feel familiar to namaco?
Post-it: very useful in the office
Cell-phone strap: real dried sea cucumber!
Cell-phone strap: (lucky charm) contains dried
sea cucumber powder

Black for oily skin, blue for dry skin and green for sensitive skin.
You can get these goods at ASPAM, Aomori Prefecture Tourist Center.
ASPAM: 1-1-40 Yasukata, Aomori-shi, Aomori Prefecture

Aomori Sightseeing Guide "apti net" : http://en.aptinet.jp/ 

1 comment:

  1. Dried Fish Maw, Dried Shark Fins, Dried Sea Cucumber, Dried Shrimp, Dried Sea Limpets, Dried Abalone and Cow Gallstones.