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Wa-Shoku: Beyond Sushi (2015)

Japanese food, starting from Sushi, is familiar all over the world today. When you enter Japanese restaurants, you can see people, regardless of their ethnicity, enjoying this food culture. There is a passionate story of the men who dedicated their lives to spreading Japan’s traditional cultural cuisine making Wa-shoku (“Japanese Food” in Japanese) recognized throughout the world today. Featuring Mr. Noritoshi Kanai (CEO of Mutual Trading Co.), Nobu Matsuhisa (chef/owner of Nobu restaurants), Katsuya Uechi (chef/owner of Katsu-ya group), Tyson Cole (chef of Uchi restaurant), Joel Robuchon (French chef), Yoshihiro Murata (chef/owner of Kyoto Kikunoi), and Shige Nakamura (Ramen master) and more. This feature documentary film shows the past and the future of Wa-Shoku that these people created and how they maintain the essential traditional qualities of Japanese food.

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