NIPPONIA No. 47 December 15, 2008
Sushi! Sushi! Sushi!
Sushi has become a favorite food throughout the world, although many people still have never tried it. How about you? Through words and photos, this issue of Nipponia presents sushi, delicious sushi. Perhaps you are not yet a fan, but once you learn more, maybe you will give it a try.
Top left: Boiled prawn, simmered anago eel and other toppings on sushi rice. This type of sushi is called chirashi-zushi.
Top right: Nigiri-zushi (hand-molded sushi) topped with a shellfish called ark shell. (Photo: Ito Chiharu)
Below left: Making maki-zushi (rolled sushi) with a bamboo rolling mat. (Photo: Kawada Masahiro)
Below right: Different types of sushi on plates glide along a kaiten-zushi “conveyor belt.” This method makes it easy for customers to choose what they want, and has become popular worldwide. (Photo credit: Aflo)