Chirashi literally means “scattered”.
Chirashi-sushi is a bed of sushi rice with various things (usually fresh fish) scattered over rice.
As I said above, it’s usually fish (especially those found at Japanese restaurants in the U.S.), but in Japan a lot of people use other things, including a lot of vegetables.
The one you find here is still a bit unusual even for Japanese people, mainly because it contains fruit.
I actually really enjoy fruit with sushi rice.
It’s delicious, especially when they are also with wasabi soy sauce!
I always like to have a bowl of miso soup with my sushi.
This one has a lot of vegetables and Wakame seaweed.
And more seaweed!
This one is called “Hijiki”, braised.