Try your hand at hakozushi (box-pressed sushi) with help from a local expert at Sengoku-zushi, a sushi shop that has been here since the early Showa Period. Hakozushi is a square-shaped sushi made by layering sushi rice and minced or sliced fish in a wooden box mold. This is a rare opportunity to Not only make a local specialty, but to learn one-on-one behind the sushi shop’s counter. When finished, you’re welcome to either eat your sushi at the shop or take it with you to enjoy later!
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- Available Dates
- Sep.16 thru Nov.26: Available Tuesday to Sunday（Unavailable dates: 3rd Sat. and 4th Tue. of each month. See calendar below for specific dates.）
- Available Hours
- 2:30pm to 4:00pm
- Maximum Attendees
- 3 people（min. 1 person）
Sengoku-zushi is a local sushi shop whose main business is catering and take-out. The shop’s quaint building has preserved its early Showa period character which has helped it become a local landmark. Hakozushi (box-pressed sushi) is the shop’s long beloved specialty favored by both local residents as well as visitors to the famous nearby Mii-dera Temple. Seasonal fish such as hamo (Japanese conger) in summer and sawara (Spanish mackerel) in winter are paired with other ingredients for a perfect harmony to delight your taste buds.
What is hakozushi?
This square-shaped sushi is made by layering sushi rice and minced or sliced fish in a wooden box mold. Also known as oshizushi (pressed sushi) or Osaka-zushi. Associated with our surrounding Kansai region, hakozushi is one of our local comfort foods.