Saturday, September 01, 2012

Craftsmen: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

A few months back, the shuttle drive for my car dealership recommended a bunch of good movies and documentaries he had watched at the Seattle International Film Festival. I always have a great time when he drives me given his huge passion for movies and his kindness to spread the word to all customers on good films.

One of the recommended movies was: Jiro Dreams Of Sushi. Luckily for me, Netflix streams it, so today I watched it.

This is a beautiful movie, with a number of great lessons by Jiro and his family. He is a craftsman, dedicating his life to his craft and an insatiable will to improve on his craft. After 70 years on the job, he was awarded 3 Michelin stars and after 75 years on the job, a documentary on his life was released to the world.

Although it's debatable whether this is a balanced life, it's still absolutely fascinating to see such a passion for his craft and discipline to keep going, irrespective of his age and other life's challenges. No matter the price he charges for his sushi, we are the ones who most benefit from having this shokunin available to keep amazing us. Like mentioned in the documentary, a miracle every night.

Take the time and watch this documentary when you have an opportunity.
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