The origin of cucumber sushi roll’s name

What kind of sushi do you like the best? Tuna,sweet shrimp…
As for me, cucumber roll is the best of all!

Do you know that we Japanese call it ”Kappa-maki”?
There are various theories about the reason cucumber roll’s way of calling, the widely-accepted theory is that ”Kappa”, the Japanese legendary creature, likes a cucumber so much.
It lives in the river, has plate on his head, and green skin.

Since cucumber makes your body cool, I recommend you to have sushi ginger when you have ”Kappa-maki” in winter 🙂