Getting Started
Where to Buy Japanese Food

How to Cook Japanese Rice
Aburamushi Rice

Sushi Robots

Miso Soup
Gyoza Soup

Main Courses
Crab and Cucumber with Golden Dressing
Butt-Kicking Dipping Sauce
Lemon Cheese


Japanese Sweets

Sushi Robots

Sushi-making is a delicate art. Every piece must be crafted by hand; true skill takes years, even a lifetime, to develop.

Except in Japan, where sushi is made by robots.

Sushi robots! Hee! There's quite a range of them on the market. There are even automatic rice-cookers-cum-sushi-vinegar-adders and nigiri-makers that will make nigiri to three preset sizes. If there were a robot arm that could lift the rice out of the cooker and plop it into the sushi robots, the entire process could be automated, and our world could be graced with fully bionic sushi.

I'm charmed.

Sushi! Made! By robots!


Sushi Goes High-Tech: Robots prove adept at shaping rice - An in-depth look at the place of sushi robots in Japan.

Genki Sushi - The birth of kaiten sushi bars, revolving cafeteria-style restaurants that make heavy use of sushi robots.

The inside story of making the sushi robot - An article by Minoru Ikishima, inventor of the sushi robot.

Sushi Robots - Official certifications! For robots!