Japanese Clam Marinières with Sake
Pattern of shell clams are rich in variation, individuals of the same pattern does not exist.
These clams are from Kumamoto pref. of Kyushu region.
(2) mainly white + dark brown ; like a Norway sweater
(3) ocherous brown
(4) blueish brown ; nuances of blue corduroy
The design of Nature are interesting!
is a saltwater clam, Venerupis philippinarum. It is called “Japanese littleneck” and “Manila clam” in English. 浅利（あさり） literally “shallow sea shell”