Pickled Ginger Container

Description
A jar of sushi pickled ginger “gari,” (term for ginger when associated with sushi) with the AFC Corp. brand label, provided an ample supply for an individual or family to keep on-hand at home to supplement their sushi take-out.
A mound of lightly colored pink or yellow pickled ginger, along with a small spoonful of wasabi, is typically presented with sushi. Eating pickled ginger in between different types of sushi helps to cleanse an individual’s palate for the next sushi selection. The Japanese term “gari” mimics the sound that is produced when pickled ginger is being consumed.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pickled ginger
date made
ca 1980s
maker
Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 9/16 in x 2 1/8 in; 11.58875 cm x 5.3975 cm
place made
United States: California
ID Number
2012.3099.20
catalog number
2012.3099.20
nonaccession number
2012.3099
subject
Food
Sushi
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Work and Industry: Asian Pacific American Business
Sushi
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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