How to Use Japan’s Rotating Sushi Capsule Toy for a Literal Rotating Sushi Meal at Home


Warning! This idea comes from Mr. Sato.

As you probably know by now, the will, as far as gacha capsule toys, is not our forte here at SoraNews24. Our inability to resist the urge to buy all the cool and quirky trinkets we come across is one of the reasons At Mr. Sato’s the pockets are always filled with 100 yen coins every time it comes out (the other is that the rattling sound of all that loose change makes it easier for us to find it if it gets lost).

So when Mr. Sato spotted a capsule machine selling miniature and movable and rotating sushi figureshe quickly slipped his hand into his pocket, took out four hundred yen coins and put them into the machine.

The clever round design means the bottom half of the capsule itself forms the base of the toy. With only two variants in the series, it’s about as risk-free as gacha toys get.since the only difference is in their color and the types of sushi replicas included.

Mr. Sato’s white version came with five plates for his little pieces of Salmon, chutoro (fatty tuna), Inari (fried tofu), tamago (egg) and nama ebi (raw shrimp).

You also get a small panel listing the types of sushi, like those at real kaitenzushi (rotating sushi) restaurants, plus a pair of small chopsticks. Why chopsticks? Because Spinning Panic Kaitenzushias the manufacturer Yell calls it, is not only a toy, but also a game! Roll up the figure, and the plates start moving, and you’re supposed to use your chopsticks to try and grab the pieces without knocking them over.

It’s a clever and cute idea, even if it’s a bit different from the way you’re supposed to do things in a real revolving sushi restaurant, where you use your hands to pull the plate off the belt, and only then use your chopsticks to choose the sushi pieces. Really, however, Mr. Sato was happiest watching the little sushi roll in circles.. Maybe it’s because he likes to go to spinning sushi restaurants, or maybe the circular motion had a kind of hypnotic quality to it, but whatever the reason, he felt content and relaxed in it. looking at him…until he started to get hungry.

“Man, it would be so nice to have revolving sushi at home,” muttered Mr. Sato, and once he expressed that ambition, it was only a matter of moments until his natural genius kicked into high gear. Luckily, he happened to buy some sushi at the market. The problem, however, was that it wasn’t spinning.

just look at it session there motionless. How could Mr. Sato be expected to enjoy such motionless sushi? So he tore off a short piece of cling film, placed it on his rotating sushi figure…

… rolled up, and presto! He was now enjoying revolving sushi in the comfort of his own home!

The only downside was that no matter how long he waited, a different piece wasn’t going to come out. It wasn’t really that big of a deal, though, because the solution was obvious: eat the sushi (come to think of it, “eating sushi” is the first method we try to overcome all the challenges that life throws at us).

Once he had eaten his first spinning piece of sushi, Mr. Sato was ready for more.

It even had fancy ikura (salmon roe).

Now, we have to point out that there are other, less wacky ways to get the revolving sushi experience at home. These require reservations and advance planning, so Mr. Sato is happy to have a way to turn any sushi meal into a rotating meal in seconds. And who knows? Sometimes he can even use his capsule toy the way it is intended to be used.

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