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A typical Japanese cuisine.
Originally, it referred to fish pickled to be preserved from spoiling, buy in the Edo Period, vinegar came to be used in the preparation, and they were put together with boiled rice for eating
However, in Edo sushi was made by laying slices of raw fish, freshlt caught in Edo bay, on rice and rolling it by hand.

That - Edomae zushi- is what is known throughout the world as Japanese sushi.
In fact, throughout Japan there are many different kinds of sushi shaping a region food culture.

In Kansai, so-called -oshi zushi-pressed Sushi, is not rolled by hand, but instesd, rice mixed with vinegar is put into a wooden container, with slices of fishon it
and pressed from the top to shut tightly

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