On the origin of the California Roll

Tojo: I came 1971 to Vancouver. That time, no sushi restaurant. Canadian people no eat raw fish. Sometimes they like to say, "I'd like to try same thing that Japanese people eat. OK, but I cannot eat the seaweed." They afraid. "No, no, no, no." OK, if you don't like the seaweed, that's fine. Then I did it inside out.

For those people that think the California Roll is not Japanese; it is, but not in the way you might expect.