Plenty of stores in America serve up premade sushi in plastic containers. They’re a quick, easy and usually not too expensive way to grab a meal. But if you’re not worried about keep things inexpensive, and happen to be in Japan, apparently you can throw down nearly $100 on a gold leaf-covered takeaway sushi roll – plastic container and all.
This past Friday, in honor of Setsubun, a celebration of the day before the start of spring, the Japanese website RocketNews24 went out in search of a special type of sushi roll known as ehomaki. But not just any ehomaki: The site wanted the most expensive ehomaki they could find. In a discovery that will probably leave many Americans perplexed, a staff member found a gold leaf-wrapped Tokusen Kaisen Jyuni Hitoe Maki roll in the pre-packaged sushi section of Shinjuku Isetan, a Tokyo department store. The price tag: 10,800 yen… or about $97.
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