Skipped my lecture, So Instead I stayed home and watched a documentary on sushi
Instead of intimately describing my misfortunes of going on public transport, I’m just gonna say, damn you transperth, nice to know that when I’m 5 meters away from you running my ass off, you decide to drive off. Now to the little documentary film I watched. ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’ was one of the things I have been meaning to see, but haven’t had the opportunity to. After missing my lecture today, I finally had the time to do so and had regretted it ever since. The documentary just reminds you just how much of a waste your life has been compared to how hardworking they portrayed to be.
Sukiyabashi Jiro is an absolute treasure, not only to Japanese cuisine, but also to humanity’s presumably dying, hardworking citizens. Jiro has proven to be one of the absolute best in the art of sushi, with 3-star Michelin Star at his Ginza restaurant and 2-star at his Roppongi restaurant. He is acknowledged by the Japanese government as a living national treasure.
The documentary simply worshiped Jiro as a sushi master. It carefully documents the process in making a sushi, from how they buy and who they buy the ingredients from to how their apprentices were taught to master the art. One aspect that captured my attention was the growing pressure Jiro’s sons had in carrying on his name. Whether they will grow to live up to his standards and whether people will come back if Jiro was to pass away.
Other than the amount of drool coming out of my mouth whilst watching the film and the intense cravings for sushi, the film showed a bond between father and son and how Jiro’s legacy were to transcend through his sons and apprentices.
One thing I have learnt most from Jiro was, to love your work and dedicate your life in mastering the skills of your work. It is the secret to success and people will hold you honorably. In other words, strive for nearing perfection, to your death. Kind of reminded me of Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan.
Maybe I should get myself a Sushi Bazooka. :|
Courtesy of cnet