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[Japanese culture] Do you know how to eat Ehomaki?

Do you know "Ehomaki"? Also, do you know how to eat? Many foreigners may not know what kind of food is Ehomaki. Here, we will introduce Ehomaki, which can only be tasted in Japan, and how to eat it.

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● What is Ehomaki?

Ehomaki is a sushi roll that is eaten in the direction of the luckiest day of the year on the day of Setsubun (which means "separate the seasons" and in Japan, spring has always been the most important thing). Sushi. It is said that if you eat at a stretch without saying a word, your wish will come true, which is one of the so-called Japanese cultures. Ehomaki is also made in Japanese households, but there are many types of products sold at various stores so you can buy it there.

● Eho winding ingredients

From ancient times, it has been said that basically seven kinds of ingredients should be added. It is said that the number "7" comes from the auspicious Seven Lucky Gods (the seven gods that bring happiness). The following are often included as typical ingredients.

Kanpyo, cucumber, shiitake boiled, Date roll (boiled egg), eel (anago), cherry denbu, Koya tofu.

There is no rule that this material must be included. Recently, a variety of ehomaki rolls with various kinds of ingredients in the ehomaki rolls have been sold, and even when they are made at home, they enjoy using their favorite ingredients.

● How to eat Ehomaki

Basically, there are three ways to eat a single roll of Ehomaki without biting it.


1: Go to the direction of good luck in the year (Eho) and eat without looking aside


2: Eat silently

It is important to eat silently from the start of eating until you finish eating without saying a word. It is generally said that good luck escapes when you talk, but there are various people who eat with their eyes closed or laughing.


3: Eat at once

When eating, it is important to keep your mouth and eat at a stretch. It is said that if you release your mouth when eating, you will lose your luck. Of course, if the Ehomaki is long and you can't eat it all at once, you can eat it slowly without overdoing it.

This is a brief introduction on how to eat Ehomaki. Speaking of "sushi", I think many people imagine Japan. If you come to Japan, why not try a rolled sushi that you can eat anytime, even on the day of Setsubun.


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