Japanese believe that food should satisfy all the senses. Food is
always prepared with great care and beautifully presented: Sometimes
very simply, and sometimes in an intricate array. The freshest
ingredients are combined in ways that delight the eyes as well as
the taste buds.
Sashimi means "raw" in Japanese
and is generally used to refer to the delicately arranged plates of
raw seafood and sliced fresh fish that are served with soy and other
dipping sauces. Sushi refers to vinegar-flavored rice topped
with sashimi, omelettes and vegetables, or rolled with a variety of
fillings in dark green nori seaweed.