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Mexican sushi

14 May 2007

 (Mainici Daily News, Japan)

Hundreds of people of Japanese descent made a 110-meter-long sushi roll on Sunday in celebration of the 110th anniversary of Japanese people’s immigration to Mexico.

Representing friendship between the Japanese and Mexican people, attendees of the event held at the Japan-Mexico society here used rice, fish cake and a Mexican specialty, edible cactuses, to make the sushi roll. The sushi was called an “Azteca roll.”

“The rolled sushi, a mixture of Japanese and Mexican food, symbolizes the integration of both cultures,” a 64-year-old man of Japanese descent said.

About 1,000 people were present at the function.

A total of 35 Japanese people immigrated to Mexico in May 1897. About 17,000 citizens of Japanese parentage live there now.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 14 May 2007 7:23 pm

    first time I herad about Japanese decendant there and sounds great. But I have never met Mexican in my hometown. Only I know some of Wrestler… I love Tacos and is it Mexican foods?? tnx

  2. robert higa permalink
    9 July 2007 7:07 pm

    great to hear about the interaction of both my cultures, but believe there are a whole more jap/mex. out there. great mix if i say so cousins and i have been trying hard to find the rest of our family out there in okinawa,nippon…and we also lost touch with the higas from d.f mex. if anybody has any info related to this matter please feel free to send me an email..much oblige

  3. ashitaba permalink
    21 April 2009 3:23 pm

    i think this is wonderful to celebrate both of these beautiful cultures…..i need to try those azteca rolls lol…sounds delicious….this is such a beautiful event that i’m crying

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