Tenmusu, also spelled as ten-musu,[1] is a dish in Japanese cuisine that consists of a rice ball wrapped with nori that is filled with deep-fried tempura shrimp.[2][3] Tenmusu is sometimes included as a food in bento boxes.[1]


Tenmusu originated in the Mie prefecture region of Japan.[2] In contemporary times, it is regarded as a specialty dish of Nagoya, located in the Chūbu region of Japan, and is a part of Nagoya cuisine.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b Staff, J.; Baba, M.; Okada, Y.; Ishiguro, Y. (2009). Kawaii Bento Boxes: Cute and Convenient Japanese Meals on the Go. Japan Publications Trading Company. p. 9. ISBN 978-4-88996-260-4. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Inada, S. (2011). Simply Onigiri: fun and creative recipes for Japanese rice balls. Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Private Limited. p. 86. ISBN 978-981-4484-95-4. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Nipponia. Heibonsha Limited. 2003. p. 31. Retrieved June 16, 2017.