10 Apr

Here’s a なぞなぞ (Japanese riddle).

Can you guess the answer?

(What type of sushi has an unknown price?)

Write your answer in the comment section of this post.
I’ll put the correct answer here soon.

edited: 2013 April 11

Here is the answer (there are two possible answers):

First, the more common answer is:

「いくら」 (fish roe)

This is because 「いくら」 is pronounced “ikura” and is “fish roe”, which is a possible topping on sushi.
But also 「いくら」 (ikura) is the Japanese for “What is the price?

Another possible answer is:
「はまち」 (Yellowtail Tuna)

This is also a possible answer to the riddle because 「はまち」 is another possible sushi topping, and it’s pronounced hamachi which sounds similar (with a Japanese pronunciation) to the English phrase “How much?

8 Responses to “Riddle”

  1. Musings April 14, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    I kept getting ikura and iruka mixed up.


    • tokyo5 April 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

      “Dolphin” isn’t a good answer to this riddle.


  2. inthewrongboots April 11, 2013 at 12:14 am #



    • tokyo5 April 11, 2013 at 10:44 am #

      Yes, that’s right!
      (There is another possible answer too. I just edited this posted with the answer(s)).



  3. Paul (@BlueKutsu) April 10, 2013 at 2:03 am #



    • tokyo5 April 10, 2013 at 7:21 am #

      I’ll post the correct answer soon.

      I was hoping that you’d comment on this post. We both like Japanese riddles … you often have them on your blog.


    • tokyo5 April 11, 2013 at 10:47 am #

      You answered the riddle correctly.
      There is another possible answer too.
      Re-check this post above…I just edited it with the answer(s).

      >was glad to see you post one (riddle).

      I’ve posted Japanese riddles before.
      Click here to see a post with riddles that I wrote three years ago.


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