Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Jiro Ono Documentary
Anyone who knows me, knows my love and passion for the Japanese culture, food ESPECIALLY included. I was at one of my favorite Japanese restos on Main Street, Zipang Sushi, having a good conversation with a friend of mine about learning how to cook. Because of my love for the food I have been exploring my cooking skills with easy Japanese and other Asian-inspired recipes. That night, my friend posted this trailer on my Facebook wall. I really want to see this documentary! It released on March 9 of this year and I need to find it. If anyone can find it online, let me know ASAP! This doc reveals a man who not only sees “sushi” as something delicious to eat but as a perfected artform, a theme that seems to resonate in a lot of Japan’s culture.
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.
Dj Okawari ft. Kaori - Sound of Silence
I adore her.
Japanese design studio Fantastic Design Works gives us a look into the fourth installment in a series of Alice in Wonderland restaurants opened by Diamond Dining. Situated in a town fascinated with conceptual eateries, this latest Tokyo establishment features an imaginative combination of psychedelic decorations, dramatic designs and waitresses dressed in Alice costumes. Located in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district, the restaurant is situated in a 2254-square-foot space that’s divided into various scenes from the 1951 animated film. Shots of the interior are shown (above).