Kelp, the large brown seaweeds of cold coastal waters, the fairies of our childish imagination, exists everywhere in our lives. It serves in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations, and as a companion in our long, hot soaks. Kelp is even used to enhance the sound in acoustic speakers. In spite of all that we know about this fascinating organism, there are many mysteries yet to be uncovered. Join us on our journey of discovery, and welcome to the world of kelp! This tale of kelp introduces the highly regarded Japanese sea vegetables, Kombu and related kelp to their health potential, nutritional value, variety of types and preparation. The following Japanese comic, Recommend Eating Kombu, illustrates Drs. Shoji Kawashima and Masakazu Tatewaki’s passion for kelp; particularly the potential this vegetable has in preventing diseases associated with aging. These scientists have spent their working lives studying the biology of seaweeds and, in retirement, feel obliged to share their thoughts regarding seaweed and health.