Venus Clam - Hamaguri

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      Venus Clam, an unpopular item owing to its strong taste. It is a hard shell. This winter clam is sometimes skewered. The Hamaguri has for decades been an allegory for the female sex organ in Japan. This crude joke is included in the Ozu Yasujiro film Early Summer as well. The same item – along with Toro – is also ordered by name in the director’s film, Late Autumn.