Autumn is here! We call it Shokuyoku no aki (食欲の秋) means autumn is a season for appetite. Autumn is a harvest season for potatoes and mushrooms, so dishes with those ingredients are cooked often this time of the year.
There is no certain reason why autumn is for appetite, but we believe it is something to do with fattening up for winter.
Also, Autumn is a season for Koyo, koyo is the word for the changing of the leaves from green to orange/red. Just like Hanami (Spring leaf viewing festival), Japanese people go out and see Koyo in Autumn, but there are no drinking parties as the temperature is not favourable.
We will give you an autumn chirashi-sushi recipe, and also leave the link for other autumn recipes we have published before!
Cook the rice as normal, or if you prefer sushi rice, add vinegar to the cooked rice.