This razor clam is a bivalve mollusc in the Solenidae family, which is made up of other razor clam species. It is commonly found in the sandy areas of the different coasts of Japan. Razor clams can be eaten entirely but it is common practice to remove the stomach and inner lining. The meat is tender and sweet, although becomes rubbery when handled improperly.
Manila (asari) clams are a shellfish found in inlets throughout Japan. In recent years the demand for Manila clams is high, and in addition to importing, Manila clam nursery production (juvenile clams are spread over a fishing area and raised) is being carried out.
Hime asari and Uramurasaki (large Manila clams) are also part of the Manila clam (asari) family.<