I am imagining an odd conversation that goes like this:
So what does your grandpa do for a living? Is he retired?
No, he's a wasp hunter.
A wasp hunter. He hunts wasps in Omachi, Japan. They're used in rice crackers.
The thing is, this conversation could actually happen. In Omachi, Japan — 120 miles northwest of Tokyo — rice cracker makers have created a new product by adding wasps to the recipe. The wasps are hunted by elderly folks from the village and are caught in nearby forests. But before they are put into crackers, they are boiled, dried and then added to the mix.