Directed by Junichi Suzuki • Documentary • With Noritoshi Kanai, Nobu Matsuhisa, Joel Robuchon • 2015 • 117 minutes
Beginning with sushi, Japanese cuisine is familiar all over the world today. At Japanese restaurants, you can see people, regardless of their ethnicity, enjoying this food culture. There is a passionate story behind the men and women who dedicated their lives to spreading traditional Japanese cuisine, or Wa-shoku, recognized throughout the world today.
Featuring Mr. Noritoshi Kanai, Chairman of Mutual Trading Co., Inc., Nobu Matsuhisa, the chef/owner of Nobu restaurants, Katsuya Uechi, the chef/owner of Katsu-ya group, Tyson Cole, the chef/owner of Uchi restaurant, Joel Robuchon, a French chef, Yoshihiro Murata, the chef/owner of Kyoto Kikunoi, Shige Nakamura a Ramen master and more.
This feature documentary film illustrates the past and future of Wa-Shoku and how the dedicated men and women maintained the essential traditional qualities of Japanese food.