Seven-spice chili pepper (shichimi-togarashi)

 

The exact spices used in this hot seasoning vary slightly by maker but usually include a combination of the following: powdered red chili pepper, black pepper, sesame seeds, dried mandarin orange peel, green nori seaweed flakes, prickly ash pods, hemp seeds and poppy seeds. It is sprinkled over noodle and nabe(refers to a variety of communal one-pot meals) dishes and yakitori.