Updated: March 29, 2017
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7 Types Of Sushi In Japan

Do you like "Sushi"? There are many kinds of sushi in Japan. Let's learn about the different types of sushi in Japan!!!

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Nigirizushi

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Hand-pressed sushi rice that comes with wasabi and a topping, “neta” ,draped over it. Nigirizushi is the most popular type of sushi in Japan.

Gunkanmaki

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A special type of nigirizushi where the topping, commonly fish roe, is prevented from falling off by a strip of nori around the sides.

Oshizushi

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Marinated or boiled fish on top of rice shaped in rectangular wooden molds, then cut into small pieces. A favorite and speciality of Osaka.

Inarizushi

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Typically a pouch of fried tofu filled with sushi rice. It is named after the Shinto god, Inari who is said to have had a fondness for tofu.

Makizushi

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Sushi that has been rolled with a bamboo mat. The rice and filling is typically wrapped in seaweed, nori, and cut up.

Chirashizushi

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Or “scattered sushi”. This is a bowl of sushi rice topped with raw fish and vegetables. It is eaten annually on Hinamatsuri in March.
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Temari in Japanese means handball. Temarizushi is a ball of sushi rice topped with fish, meat, egg and or vegetables.
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