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Owakudani (大涌谷) egg man

This is the guy in Owakudani that has the thankless job of putting the eggs (dozens at a time in these wire baskets) into the boiling sulfur water. The smell is unbearable. I suppose he gets used to it. We couldn’t stand to be in this location for more than a minute or two. The kurotamago (黒玉子–black, hard-boiled eggs) that he is transporting are sold to tourists for outrageous prices. Eating them is supposed to give you a longer life. I have a hard time believing that working in sulfur everyday will do anything but shorten your life. Needless to say, we didn’t partake.

One Response to “Owakudani (大涌谷) egg man”

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    Gail:

    I am the eggman…
    They are the eggmen…
    I am the walrus,
    goo goo gajoob ga goo goo gajoob!

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