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Carving aspidistra leaves into beautiful shapes to decorate his sushi is a skill the chci must master.

Fancy Sushi

The elegant sushi shown here was made with titles or famous scenes of Noh plays in mind and has been given the names (clockwise from upper left): To-bosaku, Arashiyama, Tomoe and Miidera .

Left: Small sea bream and rice shaped like a mask. Right: Peach made of omelet and plum.

Top-. Boiled egg yolk suggests the moon. Center: Egg white and anago. Right: KobaJa formed to look like the hanging log swung to ring a temple bell. Lejt: Kisu in the shape of a boat and ginger root.

Left: Small sea bream and rice shaped like a mask. Right: Peach made of omelet and plum.

Top-. Boiled egg yolk suggests the moon. Center: Egg white and anago. Right: KobaJa formed to look like the hanging log swung to ring a temple bell. Lejt: Kisu in the shape of a boat and ginger root.

Fancy Sushi

The elegant sushi shown here was made with titles or famous scenes of Noh plays in mind and has been given the names (clockwise from upper left): To-bosaku, Arashiyama, Tomoe and Miidera .

Left: (Ichimatsu pattern) Omelet and mackerel on ricc. Top-. Torigai in the shape of a crown on trout. Right: Ilea cut like a snowflake.

Top: Sea bream and omelet form a chcrry blossom. Right: Shinto wand, used in purification rites, made with ginger root, squid and trout.

Food Models

Teacups

Food models made of soft plastic look surprisingly realistic. Now found in all types of restaurants, they originated with sushi shops. The pieces of fish above are to be "eaten" as appetizers. At right is a combination set, a generous serving for I person (¡chiniM-mae).

Teacups

Every sushi shop wants to have its own distinctive yunomi in the middle a picture in the ukiyo-e style. On the two at teacups. The two at left bear the names of shops, the one right arc written the names of sushi fish.

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