Setsubun is a day in Japan that marks the official beginning of spring. To ensure good luck, many people eat ehomaki, a particularly long type of sushi roll filled with various ingredients, all in one go without stopping while facing a "lucky direction".

Anago (saltwater Conger eels) are typical good luck ingredient found in ehomaki. Last year, Sendai Uminomori Aquarium played on that concept with the clever idea of installing ehomaki-shaped cylinders for their popular eels to burrow through and slide into, creating quite the image!

This year, from January 16th to February 3rd, the aquarium will be relaunching the exhibit due to popular demand, and this time they'll be debuting a new giant anago ehomaki plushie, which has to be one of the most adorably niche stuffed animals you can think of!

Those hoping for an eel sushi cuddle buddy can get it from Sendai Uminomori Aquarium's gift shop.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.