Welcome to American Town, Yokosuka! -Yokosuka Ichiban
TOP > Columns



Monthly Feature Story-September 2017

Cultural Tips – Rice harvesting

Rice is the staple food of the Japanese diet. In September, rice ripens and is harvested across Japan. Then the freshly-harvested rice is available on the market. When cooked, new rice is soft, glistens, and has a faintly sweet taste. People look forward to tasting it each autumn.

Rice is used in many dishes. Sushi, onigiri (rice balls wrapped in dried seaweed), tendon (a bowl of rice topped with tempura), curry with rice, to name a few. It is also used as ingredients for miso (fermented soy bean paste), rice vinegar, and for brewing sake.

For Japanese, rice is the most significant food and rice harvesting is one of the most important events for farmers.

Sushi Bar ENJI

You can eat sushi, the most popular Japanese dish for foreigners, at the Sushi Bar ENJI. ENJI serves authentic sushi and unique sushi rolls that appeal to foreigners’ taste. The chef worked as a sushi chef in the US for more than a decade. He understands your needs well.

Link: For more details, click here.

Back to Columns