Ever felt so madly in love with what you do, that all you do is think about it? Ever wanted to be so good at what you do so that you could call it perfect? Then this is a must watch the documentary for you. Directed by David Gelb, this masterpiece of a documentary follows the story of the legendary sushi master Jiro Ono. The documentary follows the life of Jiro Ono and his beloved sushi restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro. The documentary shows the story of the legendary sushi maker who worked to create perfection in his creations, with an invariable routine and love for what he did. The pride he takes in completing and perfecting his work can be seen through the way he works tirelessly to create his masterpiece. He even dreams about new techniques and designs to create the perfect piece of sushi.
How The Profession and Passion Run in The Family
The story is based in downtown Tokyo subway station, Sukiyabashi Jiro is a subterranean restaurant run by the legendary Jiro Ono. The restaurant has only ten seats but is the only sushi restaurant to have a three-star Michelin rating.
The story of the master chief also follows the lives of his two sons. His younger son Takashi managed to escape from the shadow of his father’s legendary career and runs his own sushi restaurant in Tokyo. His restaurant is in the Roppongi Hills area, so it does not compete with his father’s business.
The elder son Yoshikazu follows in his father’s footsteps. He works at the Sukiyabashi Jiro alongside his father. Even though he is aged 50, he is still an apprentice due to his father’s strict training program. He is the heir to the restaurant and hopes to take charge one day. After his father suffers a heart attack at the age of seventy, he takes over the all-important task of buying the best fish possible for the restaurant from the Tsukiji fish market; Gelb does an incredible job of showing the tense atmosphere surrounding the restaurant and the preparation of the perfect sushi.
Pursuit of perfection becomes a life work
The movie explores the area between love and madness, how a passion and a desire, for one thing, can lead a man to spend his whole life trying to perfect it. The documentary teaches viewers about passion and how passion can last a lifetime, how it can consume us within itself and become the thing we love more than ourselves.
Watch the documentary now on iTunes.