Hiroshima-ben senbei

2 weeks ago I went to Hiroshima for the weekend with my girlfriend. We had dinner (and innumerable drinks) with a friend of hers on Saturday night in the 本通 area at what must be the restaurant with the most perfect レバー焼き鳥 I’ve ever tasted.

Anyways, I received as omiyage the following which made me laugh a lot:

hiroshima-ben senbei

It’s a set of senbei rice-crackers inscribed with examples of 広島弁, the local Hiroshima dialect. Whenever we’re in Hiroshima, my girlfriend reverts to her roots and drops the Tokyo accent she acquired, especially when she’s with her high-school friends. I’m usually totally lost…

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