Shrimp in Japan…..for those of you who remember.

It was 30 years ago that the death of Emperor Hirohito caused a drop in global shrimp prices as the Japanese people went into mourning for a year and consequently did not eat shrimp, a festive offering, out of respect.

However, the abdication of Emperor Akihito and the start of the Reiwa era with Naruhito, is seen as festive and celebratory.

Here is wishing them and the Japanese people well in the coming reign.

…oh, and go out and enjoy eating lots of healthy, good for you shrimp!

Did you know: a shrimp’s heart is in its head…..

…..and eating shrimp is good for your health and heart.

All credit to the British Heart Foundation at