Man, I love this stuff. It's translated as "scattered
sushi," meaning it's more like a salad than nibbly
finger food. This one includes rice, nori, noodle-like
strips of egg, cucumber, shiitake mushrooms, smoked
salmon, and a big ol' shrimp. The shape of sliced shiitake
mushrooms always suggests fans or wings to me, and from
there it's a slippers slope to making artsy-fartsy things
like the winged shrimp you see at right. Take warning!
On the other side is edamame,
with mango, grapefruit, and persimmon. In fact, I hereby
dub the fruit salad chirashi-kajitsu, "scattered
fruit." Its color scheme reminds me of the Fruit
Loops cereal of my childhood, back when it was
yellow, orange, and pink. That was before all those
other colors invaded it and every other sugary cereal.
Things were never the same after that...