One Seiko-gani For Each Student
On November 14th, in five schools within Fukui Prefecture affiliated with the Fukui University Compulsory Education School, third-year junior high school students received a lesson on how to eat Echizen-gani (snow crab). Each student worked on their own Seiko-gani (female snow crab). Through continuously struggling to shell their crabs, the students were full of smiles, with the sentiment of “It’s so delicious” written all over their faces.
By learning about how to eat the crabs in a delicious way, students gain affection towards the local fishes and their hometown. Fukui Prefecture and the Fukui Prefecture Fishery Cooperative Association have worked hard on this project since 2010. This year, from the 8th and through mid-November, 7200 third-year junior high school students will be participating in the lesson.
On the 14th, Miyazaki JHS, Imajo JHS, Takefu Daiichi JHS, and Shotoku JHS held the lesson. In association with the Fukui University Compulsory Education School, approximately 115 people, including prefectural staff and from different groups such as the fishery association’s female division, took on the challenge as teacher. Using the crab’s shell as a plate, student arrange their dishes, making use of the claws and drawing attention to various parts of the crab.
“It was my first time to shell a crab by myself; getting the meat out of the legs was difficult. From now on, I want to continue doing this with my own hands,” said a student.