Clam digging (Shio higari)
Posted on June 6, 2017 by jason toner No comments
My daughter loves to engage in this Japanese seasonal pastime and family get together that is clam digging. I have one confession to make which I feel guilty about and will duly have to apologize for in time perhaps choosing father Christmas in the same conversation. I recently found out that the places where families go and pay a few hundred yen to enjoy digging for these delicacies actually dump the clams from elsewhere!!
Anyway, revelation aside it is a wholly enjoyable experience for the family and you are sure to find some nice surprises in the form of various sea creatures most of which will be edible.
If driving, a cooler box and simple gardening claws are all you need along with patience. If you take the train, any convenience store close by will have all you need.