Narutomaki (鳴門巻き/なると巻き?) or naruto (ナルト/なると?) is a type of kamaboko, or cured fish surimi produced in Japan. Each slice of naruto has a pink or red spiral pattern, which resembles the Naruto whirlpools in the Naruto Strait between Awaji Island and Shikoku in Japan. It is also used as a slang term for the at sign ("@").
Notably, the titular character Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto is named after the naruto. In-universe, his name is taken from a courageous novel character named Naruto Musasabi, who in turn is named after naruto. In Kamen Rider W, the popular "Fuumen" is a bowl of Ramen with a giant Naruto on top.
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- Introduction of narutomaki by Yaizu City (Japanese)
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