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Giant Sushi with Tuna and Shrimp on Oita Airport Baggage Claim Carousels

Giant Sushi with Tuna and Shrimp on Oita Airport Baggage Claim Carousels

Giant sushi at Oita Airport.

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Fake sushi with giant toppings of tuna and shrimp appeared on baggage claim area carousels in Oita Airport in Kunisaki, Oita Prefecture on March 25.

The promotion, which introduced the local area's seafood to travelers passing through the airport, is part of a joint project by three cities from the southern part of the prefecture: Usuki, Tsukumi and Saiki. It featured nigirizushi topped with Tsukumi tuna and Saiki shrimp. The giant sushi, weighing about 25 kilograms and measuring around 25 centimeters high and 50 centimeters long, was made of fiber-reinforced plastic in a manner that closely mimicked the shape, color and other details of the real thing. Placed on 75-centimeter plates, the sushi rolled out on the carousels prior to the baggage from each arriving flight.

This "Sushi Neta" promotion ("neta" referring to sushi toppings) is the third of its kind and the first at an airport. The first Sushi Neta was the Himeshima Car Shrimp in 2007 and the second was the Saiki Sea Urchin Ship Roll. The Sea Urchin Ship will be used again.

Non-passengers visiting Oita Airport can also see the baggage claim area through a window.

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