Jiro Dreams of Sushi

A documentary about a master and his craft.

Tell me more: Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating … – Magnolia Pictures

Classroom applications: We love this film. It’s an incredible look into the life and practice of a master chef that demands a conversation about the place of care, craft and precision in a making practice. We often show this film towards the beginning of a course as a way of igniting a discussion about expertise. While Ono works in the medium of fish, what does it mean to translate his approach to his work to writing, building, or music composition? What is perfection, and what price must be paid for it?

Go further:

  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi is available on Netflix and on Amazon.