Kaiten Sushi shops sell sushi on conveyor belts. The conveyor belt goes past every table and counter seat and when you see something you want, you simply take it. The sushi comes on different colored plates and each plate corresponds to a different price. For example, pink plates might be 105 yen, blue plates 210 yen, green plates 315 yen and so on. Most plates are 105 or 210 yen, or about $1 or $2. Sometimes, they even bring your drinks on plates. That way, at the end of your meal, to calculate your bill, the server simply needs to count up the plates on your table. The store I took these pictures at only had blue plates because everything was 105 yen.
October 1, 2010