Japanese toy manufacturer Takara Tomy Arts has introduced a fun way for kids to make sushi using a toy factory truck running on a simple circuit.
The toy factory is called Kurukuru Norimaki Kojo, or “Around and Around Sushi Roll Factory,” and was showcased on Takara Tomy Arts’ YouTube channel on Friday.
At first glance, the small plastic factory looks nothing like a sushi-making toy for kids, but this changes once the ingredients are placed in their respective stations.
The Kurukuru Norimaki Kojo requires kids to help prepare the ingredients before they can play. This includes molding the rice base using a tool, sliding nori (seaweed) into the Seaweed Rolling Gate and putting the toppings in the Topping Drop Station.
Once everything is ready, the molded rice is placed on top of the Sushi Loader vehicle and the toy goes to work making sushi. After completing a round, the Kurukuru Norimaki Kojo truck will drop off the sushi at the Sushi Geta Slider.
The toy factory can also act as an at-home conveyor belt if the Sushi Geta Slider is attached to the back of the truck.
Priced at 6,578 yen (approximately $49), the Kurukuru Norimaki Kojo is set for release in October.