Live in Japan: Japanese lifestyle and its social culture
The Reason Tuna Rolled Sushi Is Called Tekkamaki or Gamblers’ Roll

Tekkamaki is sliced raw tuna rolled in vinegared rice (sushi rice) and dried seaweed. As known by the words tekka-ba (gaming room) and tekka-hada (hot-tempered personality), the word tekka refers to a gambler. Although sushi and gamblers are a strange association, it is surprising that tekkamaki came about because of them. Japanese playing cards hana-fuda […]

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