Sushi is one of the truly Japanese dishes. It makes full use of
fresh seafood and seasonal ingredients.
A Japanese eating sushi exclaims that he or she is happy to be born
Sushi does not mean raw fish. Completely raw silver or fish, beef
or even game dipped in soy sauce are called SASHIMI. Sushi always-vinegared
rice with all sorts of other ingredients, vegetable.
Nowadays, ironically given sushi is a symbol of freshness, it was
originally a means to preserve food Fish and rice were packed together
and left for months while the fermenting rice picked the fish. From
17th century, vinegar was applied to make life span longer. The
strong-tasting NARE-ZUSHI that is still made in this way, it can
be seen in Lake Biwa near Kyoto.
Present type of Sushi, is known as EDOMAE-SUSHI. It was introduced
in early 19th century in EDO, where is now TOKYO area. While OSAKA,
the second largest city in Japan is the home of OSHI-ZUSHI, seafood
and rice pressed in wooden moulds. Specialties have also appeared
outside Japan, like CALIFORNIA MAKI, nori, avocado and crab or fishcake
rolled inside the rice, which is something coated with bright orange
The best place to enjoy sushi is under the eye of the chef, in traditional
style of sushi restaurant and still the most of Japanese consider
the style as the most standard way for enjoying sushi.
However, in 1958, the novel style of Sushi Restaurant appeared.
It is called KAITEN SUSHI, and it inspired a large number of Japanese.
With appearance of the new style of Sushi Restaurant, Sushi came
back to the dish as " easy enjoyable food " from "
high-priced food available only at traditional sushi bar.
As for the overseas country, since the first sushi restaurant was
opened in the beginning of 20th century at Los Angels U.S.A. , it
has been gradually accepted world wide. From 1980's , on full scale,
Sushi is universally know as general foods, not only formal occasional
Now we can say, no other Japanese dish more penetrate Western world
Now, everybody can easily enjoy SUSHI at KAITEN SUSHI, Take away
shop and traditional style of sushi restaurant anywhere in the world.
We can say, now Sushi is going to be global standard food along
with Sandwich and Hamburger.