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Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka
It's a kind of chirashizushi (scattered sushi) which can be served for Japanese Girl's Day celebration. It's good to use various toppings for this sushi. Be creative and make sushi appealing to kids.


  • 3 cups prepared sushi rice
  • 8 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 large carrot
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • 2 eggs and 1 tsp sugar, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp sakura denbu (seasoned fish powder) *optional
  • 2 Tbsp white sesame seeds
  • a half bunch of nabana (rape flowers) or green vegetables


Soak dried shiitake mushrooms in 3/4 cup of warm water. Cut carrots into thin flower-shaped pieces. Remove shiitake mushrooms from the water and slice them thinly. Put the water in a pan and heat on low heat. Put shiitake slices and carrot pieces in the pan. Add soy sauce, mirin, and sugar in the pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Make fine scrambled eggs and set aside. Boil nabana in a pan and cool in cold water. Chop boiled nabana finely. Mix sesame seeds in prepared sushi rice. Serve the rice on a large plate. Sprinkle simmered shiitake mushrooms. Further, sprinkle scrambled eggs, carrots, boiled nabana, and sakura denbu over the rice.

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