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Wa-shoku: Beyond Sushi (2015)

Washoku dorîmu (original title)
This feature documentary film shows the past and the future of Wa-Shoku that these men and women created and how they maintained the essential traditional qualities of Japanese food.


Junichi Suzuki


Junichi Suzuki (story), Junichi Suzuki


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Credited cast:
Tyson Cole Tyson Cole ... Self
Esther de Rio Esther de Rio ... Hana Takahashi (as Rio Mizushima)
Isao Hatano Isao Hatano ... Self
Tomomi Inada Tomomi Inada ... Self
Noritoshi Kanai Noritoshi Kanai ... Self
Atsuko Kohata ... Interviewer
Yasuo Kumoda Yasuo Kumoda ... Self
Nobu Matsuhisa ... Self
Shigetoshi Nakamura Shigetoshi Nakamura ... Self
Keizo Shimamoto ... Self
Katsuya Uechi Katsuya Uechi ... Self


Japanese and American collaboration documentary film "WA-SHOKU ~Beyond Sushi~" produced by United Television Broadcasting Systems/ Film Voice and directed by Junichi Suzuki -an award winning director-. Japanese food starting from Sushi is familiar all over the world today. When you enter Japanese restaurants, you can see people, regardless of their ethnicity, enjoying this food culture. There is a passionate story of the men who dedicated their lives to spreading Japan's traditional cultural cuisine making Wa-shoku ("Japanese Food" in Japanese) recognized throughout the world today. Featuring Mr. Noritoshi Kanai a CEO of Mutual Trading Co. Nobu Matsuhisa a chef/owner of Nobu restaurants, Katsuya Uechi a chef/owner of Katsu-ya group, Tyson Cole a chef of Uchi restaurant, Joel Robuchon a French chef, Yoshihiro Murata a chef/owner of Kyoto Kikunoi, and Shige Nakamura a Ramen master and more. This feature documentary film shows the past and the future of Wa-Shoku that these men and women ... Written by Anonymous

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Amazing dive into Japanese food
14 April 2015 | by arrdn2See all my reviews

Japanese food as we never truly explored it is sublimed in this very passionate documentary. Beautifully shot to give its full meaning to the traditional Washoku, it captivates you all the way through. I really enjoyed listening to all those great chefs and learn so much about Japanese cooking but also culture. I you like eating good food and discover new tastes, this documentary is made for you and it will surely provoke a rush of hunger inside you. Where Jiro was a family story, Washoku goes far beyond to highlight the true and complete essence of Japanese cuisine. You will spend a wonderful moment and learn so much more than any other documentary about cooking that it becomes a must-see.

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10 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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$5,582, 12 April 2015

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