Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

My mind has totally been blown. BLOWN. Jiro Dreams of Sushi is nothing short of a masterpiece, those truly special films that inspire you and encourage you to dream. Jiro Ono is the 85 year old shokunin of すきやばし次郎 (Sukiyabashi Jirō), a 3 Michelin star sushi restaurant in Ginza. Jiro-san is the oldest chef in the world to earn 3 stars, and he runs the restaurant with his eldest son, Yoshikazu. His younger son Takashi runs his own restaurant in Roppongi Hills, and has earned 2 stars himself.

It's a story of hard work, dedication, and just pure discipline. Just an incredible man, showing that taking sushi to unknown heights takes more than just sourcing the best ingredients. If you haven't watched this yet, my goodness, get on it. In HD, just watching the way the sushi slowly relaxes once it's placed on the plate . . . what perfection is. Suddenly I want to visit my aunt in Tokyo again.


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