Saturday, April 07, 2012


Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a portrait of a 3-star Michelin restaurant in Japan.

The restaurant seats 10 customers, serves only sushi, and is located in a Tokyo subway station.

I want to fly to Japan just to eat at this restaurant.

The documentary was pure art: the art of food, the art of family, the art of culture and tradition. It's pointed out in the film that Jiro's sushi is "like a concerto" - and so is the movie. It all fits together gracefully: the dedication of Chef Jiro, his two sons and their future in the family business, the fish market vendors who supply the best catch, the rigorous routines of the apprentices, the customers who make reservations at least a month in advance and pay $300 for 20 pieces of freshly made sushi.

Starting the savings account for the Nihon trip now...

Hot tip: eat sushi before seeing the film.

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