PBS’s Independent Lens Presents ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’ Available Online for Free

JiroDreamsofSushiposterAt 8Asians, we’ve reviewed the highly acclaimed documentary back in March of 2012, ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi,’ but I only recently caught the film when I noticed on Facebook that the documentary was going to be airing as part of PBS’s Independent Lens series. As Independent Lens summarizes the documentary:

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, owner and meticulous chef of a tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant. Despite humble appearances, it’s the first of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin review, and sushi lovers around the world call months in advance for a reservation. The film is an elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection.”

I’m glad I was finally find the time during my Christmas vacation to watch the documentary. It’s available online for viewing for free until January 22nd, 2014 here. After watching the film, I might be convinced to spend over $300 for lunch or dinner the next time I’m in Tokyo, but I’ll have to make my reservations months in advance.

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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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