In Season - February
Setsubun festival is not February 2nd but rather February 3rd this year, for the first time in 124 years. It's a
Japanese custom to ward off evil by throwing beans. "Ehomaki", thick sushi rolls, are enjoyed on this day as a way to
pray for good business in the coming year. The ehomaki from Ginza Sushi Aoki borrows many techniques used in making
Edomae sushi. This year we are rolling simmered anago eel, kanpyo, shiitake, tamago-yaki eggs, and oboro shrimp crumbles
with seasoned rice into a long, thick cylinder. We wish everyone happiness!