Where the World Gathers to Celebrate Every Day

National Hand Roll Day - July 6


July 6 ushers in National Hand Roll Day with the freshest flavor and style!

Japanese sushi hand rolls delight the senses with vibrant color, taste, and texture. Every delicate hand roll is masterfully designed and presented as a work of art, while also deliciously dipped in soy for the perfect bite. Whether it’s spicy or sweet, or a combination of both, we delight in eating hand rolls with friends over sake, wine, or a Japanese beer.

The ideal hand roll is eaten right away and consists of the freshest fish, along with specially harvested seaweed, house-made sauces, and warm rice. When everything comes together, the final result is not only beautiful but extremely delicious.

hand·roll /ˈhandrōl/ noun: hand-roll
a type of sushi in the form a cylindrical or conical roll of crisp nori filled with rice, fish, or vegetables


If you’ve never had a hand roll, July 6 is the day to try your first. Head out to your favorite sushi restaurant and bring friends too!

Enjoy more than one and use #NationalHandRollDay to share on social media.


Sushi Nozawa Group -the group behind SUGARFISHKazuNori, and Nozawa Bar– founded National Hand Roll Day to celebrate the hand roll. Chef Nozawa introduced the cylindrical-style hand roll to the United States over 40 years ago.

Sushi Nozawa Group opened KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar in 2014 on the belief that the experience of eating hand rolls is truly something special and worthy of its own restaurant. With an unwavering commitment to quality, KazuNori hand rolls are made with only the freshest fish, along with specially harvested seaweed, house-made sauces, and signature warm rice. In each location, guests can dine at the counter while seeing their hand rolls being made, and most importantly enjoy them while the seaweed is at its best.

In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Hand Roll Day to be observed on July 6th annually.

There are over 1,500 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day with National Day Calendar!