Hundreds of people of Japanese descent made a 110-meter-long sushi roll on Sunday in celebration of the 110th anniversary of Japanese people’s immigration to Mexico.

Representing friendship between the Japanese and Mexican people, attendees of the event held at the Japan-Mexico society here used rice, fish cake and a Mexican specialty, edible cactuses, to make the sushi roll. The sushi was called an “Azteca roll.”

“The rolled sushi, a mixture of Japanese and Mexican food, symbolizes the integration of both cultures,” a 64-year-old man of Japanese descent said.

About 1,000 people were present at the function.

A total of 35 Japanese people immigrated to Mexico in May 1897. About 17,000 citizens of Japanese parentage live there now.


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