Before heading to the Sacramento Buddhist Church’s annual Spring Japanese Food Festival, we suggest that you brush up on your knowledge of the Japanese language. For example, if someone offers you inari sushi (ee-nah-ree soo-shee), expect deep-fried soybean cakes stuffed with sweet vinegar-flavored rice. Thinking about trying the chirashi zushi (chee-rah-shee zoo-shee)? Don’t be surprised when you receive a plate of sweet vinegar-flavored rice mixed with shitake mushrooms, bamboo shoots, carrots, peas, eggs and sweet ginger. Should those items seem too adventurous for you, there’s always chicken (or beef) teriyaki. The festival lasts from 10:30 a.m. until the food is all gone—at which point, many people will need to be wheeled out. Admission is free. The event takes place on Sunday at the Sacramento Buddhist Church, located at 2401 Riverside Boulevard. Call (916) 446-0121 for more information.