01/29/2016 04:32 am ET

You Need More Japanese Food In Your Life, And We're Not Talking About Sushi

13 reasons you need to branch out.

When most people think of Japanese food, sushi is the first thing that comes to mind.

And it's no wonder -- sushi is one of Japan's most classic foods, and it's totally delicious. But we beg of you, don't stop there. Japanese cuisine has so much more to offer.

Below, 13 reasons you should branch out and discover some lesser-known Japanese dishes.

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