The production of Tokkuri Squid, a popular souvenir in Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture, which is made by processing Japanese squid into a tokkuri shape, is at its peak. At ''Kuraoka Shoten'' (Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture), the only shop in Miyazu City, the owner, Yoshiyuki Kuraoka (57 years old), is hard at work molding.

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