Don’t read while you’re hungry, it’s going to make you want to go out for a delicious plate of sushi! Ever so popular, sushi was almost unknown a few decades ago. Now they’re known for the delicious taste, exotic ingredients, and unique beauty. Did you know in Japan, a good sushi chef would need to train for 10 years before being allowed to make sushi for the public? In the United States, it’s about 6 months to 2 years. This tutorial of how to draw sushi is going to take a lot less time than that! We can’t eat it though! Let’s get started on drawing Tamago (sweet egg nigiri), sake (salmon nigiri), and my favorite roll…seaweed rolled around salmon, avocado, rice. Yum!
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✏️ TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
- How-To-Draw Template – International (A4) or U.S. Size (8.5×11 in)
- Sketching Pencil
- Polymer Eraser
- Outline Marker
- Coloring Tools
🎨 Parents: The only tools you need for these how-to-draw tutorials are: eraser, pencil, and a piece of paper. But – if you have them around – a sketching pencil makes for fainter and softer lines that help kids build fine motor accuracy. I also recommend going over the sketch pencil with a black outline marker when you’re done for a neater finish. Lastly, erase the pencil marks before adding color.
Interesting Sushi Facts for Kids
- In ancient Japan, sushi was at one point so popular, people were allowed to use it to pay taxes.
- Sushi is recommended to be eaten quickly when fresh and usually to eat it in one or two bites
- Before sushi became known in the United States in the 60s, the popular ingredient bluefin tuna was used as cat food before it became popular and expensive.
- June 18th is national sushi day.
- Sushi should be consumed from light to dark based on flavor (lighter colors have a lighter flavor.)
- California roll is an imitation crab meat with rice on the outside and seaweed (nori) placed in-between. The Cali roll was invented in…you guessed it…in California! This was a recipe to ease American hesitancy about this very foreign food at the time.
- Women were originally not allowed to make sushi because of the false belief that they have more hair oil and warmer hands that will disrupt the taste of the fish.
- 80% of Bluefin tuna caught in the world is turned into sushi. And about 80% of the Bluefin tuna fish caught in the world is eaten by Japanese citizens.
- Scientists believe sushi addiction is real because the fish has a unique texture that’s different from almost anything else that cooked fish has.
- In the United States, there are a total of almost 3,980 sushi restaurants while Japan has 45,000!
- American sushi should not be considered a diet food as many would think. A standard sushi roll contains about 350 calories – the more “dolled up” sushi rolls with sauce and fried shrimp have more calories.