Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Jiro Ono, Japan's Living National Treasure

We write today about 85 year old Jiro Ono an award winning sushi chef from Japan. Although I'm not sure that "award winning" alone does him justice. People journey from all over the world just to eat at his restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, and by restaurant we mean a small 10 seat sushi bar in a Tokyo subway station. In order to eat their you must make reservations a year in advance because of the high demand .

Whats special and cool about Jiro Ono? Other than the facts listed above, he is considered the greatest sushi chef in the world. The Japenese government considers him a national treasure for what he has done for Japanese cuisine. At 85 years old, with all of his impressive titles and accomplishments he still feels like he has much more to achieve.

"I'll continue to climb, trying to reach the top...But no one knows where the top is!"-quote from Jiro Ono in the upcoming documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"

Lucky for us a documentary called "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" is being released on March 9th, which focuses on the chef's life and his relationship with his sonYoshikazu. So if you would like to find out more about Jiros extrodinary life here is your chance. It is a Limited release so you just may have to do a little searching to find it. Check out the trailer below.

Click Play to Check out the trailer for "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"

Or you can check out one of theses movies, the highest grossing of last week from
You may be shocked to know that most weeks it looks like this. Don't worry though their are still some movies released that are worth checking out. Movies like "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" where you can learn something and be entertained as well. 



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