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Jiro Dreams of Sushi -- A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his business in the basement of a Tokyo office building, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Sukiyabashi.

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Release Date:
15 March 2012 (Denmark) See more »
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A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his business in the Ginza Tokio Subway station, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
You'll dream of Jiro. See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Masuhiro Yamamoto ... Himself
Daisuke Nakazama ... Himself
Hachiro Mizutani ... Himself
Harutaki Takahashi ... Himself
Hiroki Fujita ... Himself
Tsunenori Ida ... Himself
Toichiro Iida ... Himself
Akihiro Oyama ... Himself
Shizuo Oyama ... Himself
Hiroshi Okuda ... Himself
Yukio Watanabe ... Himself
Kazunori Kumakawa ... Himself
Kazuo Fukaya ... Himself
Syozo Someya ... Himself
Hiromichi Honda ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jiro Ono ... Himself
Yoshikazu Ono ... Himself

Directed by
David Gelb 
 
Produced by
Jacob Aronson .... consulting producer
Joey Carey .... executive producer
Ross M. Dinerstein .... executive producer
Kevin Iwashina .... producer
Chris Kelly .... executive producer
Jeffrey C. Norman .... executive producer
Stefan Nowicki .... executive producer
Ed Ojdana .... executive producer
Tom Pellegrini .... producer
Scott Prisand .... co-executive producer
Jeremy Umland .... co-executive producer
Matt Weaver .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
David Gelb 
 
Film Editing by
Brandon Driscoll-Luttringer 
 
Production Management
Gina Amador .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Darlene Gorzela .... additional sound
Laura Harley .... post-production sound coordinator
Tim Hoogenakker .... dialogue editor
Tim Hoogenakker .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Johnston .... foley mixer
Dawn Redmann .... post-production sound coordinator
Anthony Vanchure .... foley artist
Anthony Vanchure .... sound editor
Darren 'Sunny' Warkentin .... supervising sound editor
Robert Weiss .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Sauvey .... visual effects (as Peter Sauvy)
 
Editorial Department
Evans Butterworth .... digital intermediate account executive
Brandon Driscoll-Luttringer .... color correction
David B. Guthrie .... assistant editor (as David Guthrie)
Steve Hernandez .... digital intermediate producer
Eliot Milbourn .... digital intermediate colorist
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
 
Music Department
Jeff Foxworth .... composer: additional music
The Ontic .... composer: additional music
Rye Randa .... composer: additional music
David Rich .... music clearances
Janet Billig Rich .... music clearances
 
Other crew
Christopher Berdine .... title designer
Cole Dabney .... social media & marketing
Elsa Ramo .... financial legal services
 
Thanks
Lon Bender .... special thanks
Steve Drypolcher .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief smoking
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81 min
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Trivia:
In the staff lunch scene, an apprentice demonstrates the correct technique for dipping sushi in shoyu (soy sauce). It must be turned upside-down so the shoyu touches only the fish. In high-end sushi restaurants such as Jiro's, the itamae (sushi chef) applies a seasoning to the fish with a brush so the customer doesn't need to use shoyu.See more »
Quotes:
Masuhiro Yamamoto:[describing Jiro's dedication and consistency through the years] The difference between Jiro today and Jiro 40 years ago is only that he stopped smoking. Other than that, nothing has changed.See more »
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Off To MarketSee more »

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22 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
You'll dream of Jiro., 7 April 2012
Author: John DeSando (jdesando@columbus.rr.com) from Columbus, Ohio

Sushi lovers will be hypnotized by the 85 year old subject of the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Jiro has spent his life seeking perfection in sushi preparation, and Michelin agrees that he has come close by awarding him three stars, unprecedented for an octogenarian.

Jiro's restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro in a Tokyo office building basement has reservations available a month away. He and his heir, Yoshikazu labor all day to buy the best raw fish at the market and sell the best sushi. Nothing less.

The film does a good job tracking the preparation, from picking one out of ten fish at any time to delicately shaping tuna around rice or massaging octopi for 20 minutes before preparation. Buying the best rice is another ritual that has its own rules, and Jiro rules.

Although the documentary can be repetitious, moments of beauty accompany the process such as likening serving sushi to a concert with different moods and tempos.

It might be best to see this film on a full stomach. Otherwise you'll be racing to the nearest Asian bistro. Not a bad thing.

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