Wasabi (Japanese horseradish) is one of the representative spices of Japan. It has a very strong taste. It is eaten with sashimi, sushi and soba. Wasabi paste, which comes in a tube, is very easy to use, so it is almost always used for dishes at home. Grated fresh wasabi is more expensive and usually found only in upscale markets and served in expensive restaurants.
Shichimi (seven-spice seasoning) is one of the representative spices of Japan. It is a blend of seven ingredients which include red pepper, sesame, ginger, etc. It is sprinkled over the recipes and typical meals listed below:
Sanshou (Japanese pepper) is one of the representative spices of Japan. It comes from the sanshou plant which grows in spring season. It can be eaten in either leaf form or powder form. Sanshou leaves are used in Chirashi Zushi, Broiled Tofu, etc. Sanshou powder is made from dried sanshou berries and is sprinkled over Broiled Tofu, Unagi-no-Kabayaki, etc.