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Food Funazushi 鮒寿司

Funazushi (鮒寿司) is the Japanese term for fermented raw fish.

Funazushi is a fermented sushi known as the precursor for regular sushi. It is a traditional food representative of Shiga Prefecture made by pickling Lake Biwa's native Nigoro-buna with rice and then fermenting it. It has been popular in Shiga Prefecture as food to decorate dining tables for New Year's, celebrations, and other festive occasions.

Kanji: 鮒寿司
Kana: ふなずし
Romaji: funazushi

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