Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Perfect Sushi

Part of being an artist is never being able to know what perfection is.  We all have an idea of what it might be like and we all strive for it, but once we've reached what we think is perfection, we quickly realize that there is still room for improvement.  One person who has come close to achieving perfection is Jiro, the main subject of an amazing documentary called Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

I finally had a chance to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a beautifully filmed documentary that focuses on the culinary achievements of 85 year old sushi master Jiro Ono.  If you think you've had good sushi, this documentary will quickly make you realize that you have never actually had sushi before, let alone good sushi.  Jiro has dedicated his entire life to the pursuit of perfecting the art of sushi, from the selection of the freshest and highest quality fish to the meticulous methods of cooking rice.  

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a must-watch movie for all artists.  His quest for perfection borderlines on obsession, but is still rooted in the love of the art itself.  He doesn't care about money; he only wants to create the most amazing sushi dining experience.  But don't let his non-monetarily fueled motivation fool you.  A meal at his nine seat restaurant starts at $300 (USD) and requires a reservation made one month in advance.

If you feel like you're in a slump or have run out of gas due to the daily grind of life, this movie will definitely inspire you to go out and achieve more.

So, how many hours are you planning on putting towards mastering your craft this week?

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