Of course, we had our fair share of sushi. The pink ones in the middle are toro (fatty tuna) nigiri: amazing! And beside those ones: unagi, eel. Even better, and half the price! As Roland Barthes notices in his extraordinary L'empire des signes, his books about Japan, the japanese meal does not follow a narrative like ours: it has no center, no first or second dish, etc. The japanese can have a piece of tempura, then a mican (japanese tangerine) and then some rice, then some soup, and then back to the tempura.