1967 Volume 33 Issue 6 Pages 548-554
That Egonoir is not a foodstuff universally eaten throughout Japan, but one locally eaten by a limited number of people was revealed by my investigation in Nagano Prefecture, published in my first report. The present report deals with my investigation in 1966 concerning the eating of Egonori among 11.440 junion high school students in Gumma, Fukushima and Yamagata Prefectures. According to this investigation, the seaweed is seldom eaten is Gumma Prefecture, while the rate of its being eaten in Fukushima Prefecture is only 6%. In Yamagata Prefecture the rate is 65%. It has also been discovered how much the food is relished, in what season of the year it is most liked, and in what form and conditions people get it.