Brown Bag Sushi

Inari Zushi

Preparation info
  • Makes


    rice-stuffed pockets
    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Published 1998

  • About

Shinto, one of the major religions in Japan, celebrates the spiritual connection to growing things. Every Shinto shrine has a large twisted rope of rice straw over the entrance, replaced each year, and each shrine is associated with a special animal. The Fushimi Inari shrine outside Kyoto has the fox as its animal deity and good luck patron (inari means “fox”). The Fushimi Inari shrine is famous in Japan for its many tori gates, orange gateways with prayers painted over the top. They