Jiro Dreams of Sushi
When you think of Japan, sushi is one of the first things to come to mind as this dish has become famous internationally. Below is the cover of the June/July issue of the JCCC newsletter with a simple picture of one sushi.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story (documentary of sorts) by David Gleb of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review. There is no set menu and cost starts at 30,000 yen ($350).
At the heart of this film is Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro’s legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.