Sashimi of “Kibinago” Silver-Stripe Round Herring

How beautiful are silver stripes!

A silver-stripe round herring is Spratelloides gracilis and it’s called “Kibinago” in Japanese, literally “obi small fish”.  Kibi is an old name of “obi” in Kagoshima pref.
*Obi is a sash worn with a kimono

Kibinago, Silver-Stripe Round Herring

Sashimi of Kibinago with soy sauce and ginger squeeze.

Sashimi of "Kibinago" Silver-Stripe Round Herring

・Kibinago
is a silver-stripe round herring, Spratelloides gracilis.  黍魚子(きびなご) literally “obi small fish”
・Shoga-Joyu
is soy sauce and ginger squeeze.  生姜醤油(しょうがじょうゆ) literally “fresh ginger soy sauce”