World Sushi Cup® Japan 2022 took place at Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market Toyosu Market on Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st. It celebrated its 10th anniversary with 19 contestants from 12 countries.

The Qualifying tournament (Edo-mae sushi Open Competition) on the 20th was divided into three sessions, Shikomi (preparation), Otsukuri (raw-fish), and Nigiri (hand-pressed) to evaluate each contestant’s basic cooking procedures and techniques. Of the 19 contestants competing on the first day, 15 were chosen to advance to the Final (Creative Sushi Open Competition) on the next day, and they competed for the title of world’s best.