A scoop of sushi rice is put in a bowl, and the sushi toppings are sprinkled on top.
Usually, nine different toppings are used, as nine is a lucky number in Japan.
In restaurants, it is served in individual bowls.
In homes, it is served in a serving bowl, for the family to serve themselves from.
“Chirashi” means “to scatter.”
Also spelled “chirashizushi” in English.