shoga & gari
Shoga or benishoga is one of the most popular types of pickled ginger in Japan. Easily recognisable due to its bright red colour which it gets from the red perilla leaf. It is commonly added to dishes such as okonomiyaki, yakisoba and gyudon.
Gari is thin slivers of ginger root which is pickled in plum vinegar giving it a slightly sweet taste and a pink colour. It is commonly eaten with sushi and is often refered to as sushi ginger.