January 18 2013
We looked at our diary and yelped to see that we’re already well into January! The new year is certainly rattling along with the pace of a boiling kettle – and we like it. There’s a heapful of wonderful things to look forward to in the months ahead, and we can’t wait to tell you about them.
Once the hangovers had passed and Matcha had been drunk, we started the year going to see a documentary that we simply must tell you about.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi follows the only sushi maker in the world, Jiro Ono, to hold three Michelin Stars. He is 85, and still tirelessly pursuing the perfect sushi in his unassuming ten-seat restaurant, Sukiyabashi, in a Tokyo subway station. This is a graceful, thoughtful film, with the relationship between Jiro and his sons at it’s heart, as we consider how and if they can continue Jiro’s astounding legacy.
Their resolute, scrupulous attention to detail is as overwhelming as it is inspiring, but we also consider the human cost that lies behind this relentless pursuit of perfection.
While the film is not yet widely released, it is available to watch for the price of a cinema ticket online via The Guardian