Hiroshima Sushi Making Experience Wearing Happi & Hachimaki



Dress up in festive traditional Japanese clothing and learn how to make nigiri sushi. Wear a Japanese 'happi' coat and 'hachimaki' headband, and learn about Japanese cuisine and the history of sushi. Then the main event, making your own sushi and enjoy eating your own creation.


Learn how to make authentic nigiri sushi from a professional sushi chef
Create sushi using fresh seafood directly from the Seto Inland Sea
Dress up in traditional Japanese happi coat and hachimaki headband
Experience Japanese culinary culture first hand at a kabuki-inspired restaurant
Request alternative ingredients to accommodate preferences or food allergies


Experience making nigiri sushi using fresh seafood from the Seto Inland Sea featuring abundant nutrients and subtle yet rich flavors. This is the real deal sushi making experience.

During this experience, you'll visit Sushi Nigiriza, a stylish sushi restaurant in the Naka district of Hiroshima City, designed to resemble a traditional kabuki theater. Here, you'll enjoy a private group (2–40 people) activity that includes wearing a traditional 'happi' coat (one-size) and 'hachimaki' headband during the sushi making lesson and the small feast afterward.

Happi coats are traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coats, usually made of indigo or brown cotton and imprinted with a distinctive print, and worn during Japanese festivals. Hachimaki are headbands worn as symbols of effort or courage, usually made of red or white cloth.


Don't confuse sushi with sashimi, which consists of thinly sliced raw fish or other meats normally without rice.
Sushi is a traditional Japanese dish consisting mainly of 'sumeshi' (cooked rice seasoned with a special sushi vinegar) topped with a variety of different elements such as raw fish, other kinds of seafood, vegetables, etc. There is a wide variety of sushi styles the one common ingredient found in all is the 'sumeshi' (cooked rice seasoned with a special sushi vinegar)

Most sushi chefs use medium-grain white rice, however, some also use brown rice or short-grain white rice. Typical seafood elements include squid, eel, yellowtail, salmon, tuna or crab. There are also many types of vegetarian sushi. Chefs typically garnish sushi with pickled ginger ('gari'), wasabi, daikon radish or pickled daikon ('takuan').

Nigiri Sushi

Nigiri sushi (literally translated to hand-pressed sushi) is a small mound of sushi rice with a topping. Sushi chefs press the rice between their palms to form an oval-shaped mound of rice, adding a topping ('neta') over the mound. Though typically topped with sliced raw fish, nigiri sushi can be topped with a wide range of different types of foods.

Nigiri sushi is usually served with a bit of wasabi. The neta (topping) is usually raw fish, such as salmon, tuna, or other kinds of seafood. Certain toppings are typically bound to the rice with a thin strip of nori, most commonly octopus ('tako'), freshwater eel (unagi), sea eel ('anago'), squid ('ika'), and sweetened scrambled eggs ('tamago').

We are able to change the menu for non-seafood, vegetarian, or food allergies.

料金Participation fees
Number of people
Price per person
Estimated time required
2〜4 ¥5,000 1.5時間(hours)
5〜8 ¥4,500 1.5時間(hours)
9〜12 ¥4,000 2時間(hours)
13〜20 ¥3,500 2時間(hours)
21〜 ¥3,000 2時間(hours)

  • ねじり鉢巻きと割烹着に着替えてもらう

    Dressing time, preparation (5 minutes)

  • レクチャラーの自己紹介

    Sushi chef self-introduction, experience outline (5 minutes)

  • 日本食やお寿司の歴史を紙芝居で見てもらい更に興味を持ってもらう

    Enjoy a picture-story about the history of sushi (10 minutes)

  • 握り寿司作り

    Nigiri sushi making (30 minutes)

  • お箸の使い方→実食

    Enjoy your sushi meal (30 minutes)

  • 修了証書

    Group photos, certificate presentation, video present (10 minutes)


Experience Japanese culture!