The Ikura is the Japanese name for salmon eggs.
The ikura is a delicacy enjoyed with a good rice, and who is as simple as supremely delicious.
For a long time I had the idea to make a meeting between visitors from space thinking that salmon eggs were their cousins (the transparent sphere of the egg makes me think of a spacesuit to the Tintin’s adventures on moon).
I stumbled on the idea for a long time, because that’s not enough to tell a story that is apt, even if offset and the invention brought by science fiction allows us usually to… do anything.
This is where knowledge of Akiko were precious! She directed me to a brand of canned salmon typically Japanese, very popular: AKEBONO. The tin box is beautiful. So I had the vehicle and the reason for the visit!
The salmon boxes are found in France, and we warmly thank Kumi Shimizu for the purchase and the sending of several boxes.
The title of the image is “Mother Ship”.
Thanks to Clement and Masumi and the TSUBAME (Paris 9th) restaurant for the loan of a magnificent centuries-old Cypress Board that served as a base for the landing of the Akebonospace adventurers.