Maki-zushi (sushi roll) is a traditional Japanese festival food

Maki-zushi, Yamamoto

“Maki-zushi” is the original Japanese name for sushi roll. A variety of ingredients such as sashimi, boiled shrimp, baked eggs, and cucumber are cut and/or sliced. They are wrapped in nori seaweed with sumeshi (vinegar rice for sushi), and then cut into bite-size pieces. Maki-zushi used to be made only on special days when I was a child, this is because it has many ingredients that are expensive to buy. It is made for an autumn festival to celebrate the harvest of rice, lunch boxes for a sports meeting and for birthdays. Nowadays, you can buy it any day at grocery stores.

Nishin-maki, two core roll, Isshin

Maki-zushi in a sushi restaurant is luxurious, delicious and expensive as it is made by a sushi chef with ingredients of good quality. Take-out maki-sushi from a sushi restaurant is one of the best souvenirs for your family.

Yamamoto, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan

Isshin, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan