The Kusshi oyster is a Miyagi oyster that has been grown by a method where the oysters are grown in floating trays or bags and are tumbled into a bonsai type (small) oyster. The product is small and has very deep bowls, like the Kumamoto. Kusshi production is mostly from British Columbia. Growers in Puget Sound are also moving some of their production to the Kusshi method. Kusshi means ‘precious’ in Japanese.
I currently source my Kusshi Oysters from Stellar Bay in British Columbia.
Note the smooth and perfectly round shape with a thick shell and plump oyster meat.