Gari is sweet pickled Japanese ginger. The natural product is pale yellow in color, similar to the ginger root which contains no artificial coloring. Gari is used to cleanse the palate between bites of sushi and sashimi. It is not meant to be consumed in any type of sushi but may be enjoyed soaked in soy sauce to provide a unique soy flavor. Hissho is the Japanese word meaning certain victory. www.hisshosushi.com.