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Food Chirashi-zushi ちらし寿司

Chirashi-zushi (ちらし寿司, "scattered sushi") is a dish consisting of sushi rice in a box or bowl with a variety of ingredients sprinkled on top.

In eastern Japan, the term 'chirashizushi' refers to sushi made of vinegared rice topped with sashimi slices, i.e. ingredients for nigirizushi (sushi shaped by hand), which originated in the Edo period. In contrast, it generally refers in western Japan to a kind of sushi made of vinegared rice either mixed with or topped with finely chopped ingredients of various sorts, excluding raw foods. The most representative chirashizushi of this type is served in Edo-style sushi restaurants where vinegared rice is topped with sushi ingredients making for a pleasant balance of colours. Other variants are sakezushi of Kagoshima Prefecture and barazushi of Okayama Prefecture.

Kanji: 散らし鮨, 散らし寿司, ちらし寿司, 散らしずし
Kana: ちらしずし
Romaji: chirashizushi

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