Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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  • About the Film

    Sushi master Jiro Ono stands with his staff.

    Despite humble appearances, the tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant presided over by 85-year-old owner and meticulous chef Jiro Ono is the first of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3-star Michelin review, and sushi lovers around the world call months in advance for a reservation. This intimate documentary is an elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection.

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  • Jiro's World

    Screenshot of feature showing the inside of a sushi restaurant with illustrated characters

    Explore the elements in Jiro's world to learn more about sushi and the art of the shokunin, the Japanese master sushi chef. From the different types of tuna to the importance of perfect rice, let Jiro be your guide in this interactive, illustrated feature.

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  • David Gelb Dreams of Sushi: Jiro Q&A

    Filmmaker David Gelb

    Filmmaker David Gelb discusses what inspired him to make this film, his own favorite sushi, the challenges of shooting in a tiny restaurant, and what he's working on next.

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  • Eating Sustainable Fish (and Sushi)

    Slicing tuna for sushi

    Can we eat sushi “responsibly?” Here's a quick introduction to what it means to eat sustainable fish, including links to handy reference charts on fish to avoid and fish to eat, as well as new sustainable sushi restaurants.

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  • Talkback

     Jiro Ono stands behind his sushi bar facing customers.

    Discuss your own experiences growing up in the shadow of a renowned family member or when you may have felt pressured to carry on a family tradition.

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