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Blue food is the word at Japan's Lake Biwa

Tourist spot uses colorful strategy to revitalize Shiga Prefecture

Biwako black curry is a signature dish at 96 Cafe in Nagahama. The rice is dyed by using flavorless flower petals in the cooking process.

LAKE BIWA, Japan -- For one Japanese tourist spot trying to survive the pandemic-related, the mantra has become paint it blue.

Blue has become all the rage in the castle city of Nagahama on the shores of Japan's largest lake. From an island of blue rice floating in a black squid curry to pound cake coated with blue chocolate frosting -- these are just some of the unusual aqua-colored delicacies being concocted to create a buzz.

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