We watched a documentary on Amazon Prime recently that BLEW ME AWAY. It’s about the best sushi in Japan. (You do realize, that means that it’s the best sushi in the world, right?)
Don’t look for it at any of Japan’s numerous fine-dining establishments; the best sushi in Japan – therefore the best sushi on earth – is in the basement of a subway station.
Sushi and Me Go Together Like Politics and Truth
Let me say that I have never once in my life tasted sushi.
And no matter what you say, and no matter how much I love fish, I’m unsure that I will ever eat it. So keep in mind my interest in “best sushi on earth” is well below zero.
The Documentary: Jiro Dreams of Sushi
This documentary is not really about sushi.
This documentary is all about one man, the 85-year old owner named Jiro, who spent his life trying to perfect his craft.
What It Is
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is about the importance of being the best at what you do whatever you do.
For example, he looks at his customers in this 8-seat hole-in-the-wall and watches to see if they are right- or left-handed. His prep for the food for each individual is adjusted based on that and a million other things.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is about Nothing Short of Excellence
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a search for excellence.
Do you work in an 8-seat hole-in-the-wall in the basement of a big city subway?
Be most excellent at what you do.
It is my assumption that the government school system would hate this documentary.