On February 3rd, which is called “Setsubun” or the last day of winter in the traditional Japanese calendar, there is a tradition to eat “Ehomaki”.
1. What is Ehomaki?
Ehomaki is a long sushi roll composed of 7 ingredients which are considered to bring luck. The typical ingredients include kanpyo (dried gourd shavings), cucumber, shiitake mushroom, egg, eel and sakura denbu (mashed and seasoned fish).
The number 7 refers to the Shichifukujin or “Seven Deities of Good Fortune”, wishing for pro...