The word "Sashimi" written in Japanese as ”刺身” literary means "Sliced Meat." Fish Sashimi is the most popular type of Sashimi, however, there are some vegetables and meat (beef, poultry) Sashimi in Japan. Many people around the world consume "raw meat" including Eskimos (Whale) and Native Americans (Buffalo). The question is "When and where did humans start eating raw meat?" Some Japanese archaeologists believe they were eating raw fish during Jomon Period (14,000 BC–300 BC).