Anago on average is about 1 meter long. It lives in shallow water less than 100 meters deep, such as the coast or the bay. During the day, Anago hides itself in sand or mud and it comes out at night to search for food, crawling around the bottom of the ocean. “Edomae Anago,” captured in Tokyo Bay, is particularly famous, but you can also find high-quality Anago in Setouchi, Tsushima in Nagasaki, or South Korea.
The best time for Anago is April through August and the peak comes around the rainy season.