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The Midsummer Day of the Ox

ponta 360 · July 28

Target Language - English

In Japan, today is called "the midsummer day of the ox." There is a custom of eating eel on the day. According to one theory, this custom appeared in the Edo era. Eel isn't summer-seasonal food and it was too fatty to eat in summer. So someone started to advertise that eel was nutritious against summer heat.
Nowadays, there is a problem that a lot of ells are overfished even though they are one of the endangered species.


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womanji 0 July 28, 2021
The Midsummer Day of the Ox
In Japan, today is called "the midsummer day of the ox."
There is a custom of eating eel on the day.
According to one theory, this custom appeared in the Edo era.
Eel isn't summer-seasonal food and it was too fatty to eat in summer.
So someone started to advertise that eel was nutritious against summer heat.
Nowadays, there is a problem that a lot of ells are overfished even though they are one of the endangered species.

Nowadays, there is a problem that a lot of *eells* are overfished even though they are one of the endangered species.

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Looks like you accidentally spelled it incorrectly. Everything else was perfect!
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llamameyi 0 July 28, 2021
The Midsummer Day of the Ox
In Japan, today is called "the midsummer day of the ox."

In Japan, today is called "tThe mMidsummer dDay of the oOx."

Typically, holidays are capitalized.
There is a custom of eating eel on the day.

There is a custom of eating eel on theis day.

According to one theory, this custom appeared in the Edo era.

According to one theory, this custom first appeared in the Edo era.

Eel isn't summer-seasonal food and it was too fatty to eat in summer.

Historically, Eel iwasn't a summer-seasonal food andbecause it was too fatty to eat in summer.

So someone started to advertise that eel was nutritious against summer heat.

So someone started to advertise that eel was nutritious against summer heat.

Possibly, "eel had to nutrients to help against the summer heat" or "that eating eel would help combat the summer heat"
Nowadays, there is a problem that a lot of ells are overfished even though they are one of the endangered species.

Nowadays, ithere is a problem that a lot of elels are overfished even though they are one of thean endangered species.

I'm not sure of the grammar, but this sounds more natural to me.

Overall feedback & comment:

Interesting writing!
Comment added on 07/28/2021