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The yanagi is used to slice boneless fish fillets into sashimi and toppings for sushi. The graceful, long and thin blade is designed to cut slices in one drawing stroke, which applies minimal pressure on the flesh of the fish to avoid stress and cell destruction. Different cutting techniques are used with the yanagi to enhance the aesthetics and the flavors of the fish. There are several variations of fish slicers that are all used in different situations and regions, however the yanagi style is the most widely used. The kensaki yanagi, sakimaru takobiki and maguro yanagi serve similar functions, but are more elegant styles. If space allows, longer blades will produce better results. Korin recommends the 30cm length for this style, because it has the most optimal weight and length for slicing through the fish without damaging the flesh. Originated in Kansai (Osaka) region.