Happy 50th Birthday, Conveyor Belt Sushi!

Wouldn't you know it, the conveyor belt sushi is 50 years old this month!

Yoshiaki Shiraishi (1914-2001) opened the first conveyor belt sushi Mawaru Genroku Sushi in Osaka in 1958. The concept has revolutionised the Japanese food culture, with thousands of conveyor belt sushi restaurants operating around the world.

According to Wikipedia, Yoshiaki was inspired to invent the conveyor belt sushi after watching beer bottles on a conveyor belt in an Asahi brewery.

Link | Wikipedia entry on Conveyor Belt Sushi - Thanks Jee!

(Photo: mstephens7 [Flickr])

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Sushi is not that hard to make at home, if not as pretty as the restaurent making, but can be as tasty. The materia can also be got from supemarket, can just prepare the rice in the right way, that's an important part, and as to the things you could put into your sushi, as to your wish, anything, like carrot, meat,,, making them into long pieces. You also need some bamboo tools when making this, which you can find here: http://www.kitchenware-info.com. Insterested in making one at home, just try.
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You know, I thought this was a really new trend, made about the same time as naked girl serving table sushi. Had no idea it was fifty years old.
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Oh, I love conveyor belt sushi, especially when I'm hungry. I'd rather just pick off the plates what I want to eat.

A famous video clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWQR36dW0GA&feature=related
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