In the basement of a Tokyo office building, 85 year old sushi master Jiro Ono works tirelessly in his world renowned restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro. As his son Yoshikazu faces the pressures of stepping into his father's shoes and taking over the legendary restaurant, Jiro relentlessly pursues his lifelong quest to create the perfect piece of sushi.Written by
According to a well-known legend in the Kazuchi District, sushi was invented in the 15th Century by renowned monk Muziguchi (1412-1474). During the third Kubaki revolts, he was wounded while traveling and left for dead by his companions in a forest with only some cooked rice in a bag. Muziguchi stumbled upon a freshly dead dog. Driven by hunger and fighting for survival, he cut the dog open and placed small pieces of raw flesh on rice. Back in Kyoto, he replaced the dog meat with fish meat (salmon, tuna and meal) and convinced his fellow monks to taste it. Sushi's popularity spread in Kyoto and soon in the entire medieval Japan. See more »
[on one of his fish vendors]
His grandfather was known as "the god of sea eel." He was a legend. I've never met him in person, but that's what I've heard.
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In the Special Thanks section, "The Tsukiji Fish Market" is listed twice. See more »
When I got the invitation to go to this film, I was extremely hesitant and worried as to what I was going to be viewing. Even to go so far as to accept the impending nap I was about to have.
I was sorely mistaken about getting a nap. From the very beginning the story and life lessons presented were gripping. True respect for the dedication, hard work and absolute presence of mind to clear away all the minutiae that many of us get caught up in to focus on the details that are so very important.
I have actually seen action films with more lulls and uninteresting parts then what I watched in this film. It's a great story.
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