“Once you decide on your occupation… you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success and is the key to being regarded honorably.”
This film is about Jiro Ono, an 85 year old man who is a sushi master, father and one of the hardest working people perhaps in the world. It is my all time favorite film; it combines my love of sushi, a fascinating country I am excited to go to and a beautiful human that makes me smile. Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a documentary not just about sushi, but about hard work, family and pursuing the road to happiness through passion and drive. The film is in subtitles as it is all filmed in Japanese which is a feat for a film. It is a dream come true to watch a film entirely about sushi. One of my many life time goals is to go to Japan and eat at Jiro’s restaurant in a subway station. That will require a lot of planning as the restaurant is world famous, takes months for a reservation and is pricey. But I can’t wait!
I could watch this film over and over again.
Let me know what you all think of it!
2 thoughts on “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”
Seconded! This movie is inspiring on many levels. From my perspective, I like the sense of tradition and hierarchy in Jiro’s system. It reminds me a bit of BKS Iyengar. Jiro has his interns hold a hot towel for a year before they can do anything else. A bit of penance and growing of thick skin (literally and figuratively). Eventually they gain the skill to prepare the “dessert egg” dish. My wife and I had the pleasure of eating at an omakse sushi restaurant in Honolulu (nowhere near the caliber of Jiro, but still a $500 dinner). It was an exquisite experience. So many gems in that movie that are applicable to life. Glad you reviewed and enjoyed this film.
So glad you also love the film just as much! Isn’t that a grand dream; to eat at Jiro’s restaurant! Some people can be real sushi snobs…but I tend to think that all sushi is delicious…even the happy hour. 🙂
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