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Sushi Train at home

Sushi train game
Sushi train game

If you have eaten sushi you probably experienced the conveyor belt that carries the sushi plates around the counter at kaiten-sushi (回転寿司) chains. Then there are the stores, particularly some overseas stores, that have a train carrying the plates around a track instead of the conveyor belt.

Epoch Co. (エポック社) have come out with a toy train set that can carry sushi around a track for the kids to play with at home. The company has a previous train product that did very well and is currently selling a cooking toy. They decided this sushi train N700 series product would combine the success of these other two.

complete with track and sushi blocks
complete with track and sushi blocks

The train is modelled on the N700 series Shinkansen and comes complete with toy sushi blocks. You can change those over for real sushi but it might need to be small sized !

cant imagine eating sushi off the top of this version
cant imagine eating sushi off the top of this version

Photo source: thanks to wikimedia

The product is due to come on to the market at the beginning of July and will be available through Amazon Japan as well as other outlets. I cant find any information for English sites yet.

It is going to be on sale for about YEN 5,000

Here is what it looks like over on Amazon


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11 comments

whipcracker June 30, 2009 at 4:07 am

I don't know how well something like that would sell over here unless your a train collector. Also I don't know how many kids in the states here like sushi,I for one have never had sushi before not a fan of raw fish but i'd probably eat the rice wrapped in seaweed. But back to the topic,sorry i start rambling, for over there it probably be a hit, actually looking at the size it would be a perfect fit for Rilakkuma.
Well it's late time for bed

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Shibuya246 June 30, 2009 at 5:05 am

Rilakkuma riding on the Shinkansen. Great image 🙂

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Jose De Armas July 27, 2009 at 1:51 am

well i think a lot of people would like it here if the purpose of it was changed to like condements train so you never have to ask someone to pass the salt HEHE!

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kuroshirohaiiro June 30, 2009 at 5:46 am

OMG Id buy one in the drop of a hat! It may be that i'm total "Japanophile" but a train with food can never be bad…especially sushi

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Shibuya246 July 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm

maybe I should set up a store and start stocking them 🙂

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sleestakk June 30, 2009 at 6:44 am

Wow, I so want one! Would be great for parties.

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Shibuya246 July 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm

great idea. party fun with shinkansen sushi

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PeevishGuy July 1, 2009 at 7:21 am

watashi wa shinkansen ga daisuki desu!

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Shibuya246 July 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm

新幹線と寿司の組み合わせはいいね。 🙂

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FuncFash July 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm

It’s definitely an interesting product. I think it could be fun to play around with and to come up with different ways to use the Sushi Train. I found some videos and commercials for the train and posted it up on our blog. If you get a chance check it out: http://funcfash.com/2009/07/epoch-sushi-train-diy-conveyer-belt-sushi/

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