Friday, January 23, 2009

Shota no Sushi

Shota no Sushi

We recently discovered a gem of a television show called Shota no Sushi. You won't find it on the your local mid-season lineup, though, as it hails from the country of Japan and the year of 1996. It chronicles the trials and tribulations of Shota, a young apprentice, as he learns the art and navigates the politics of a small, but well-respected sushi restaurant.

The over-the-top Japanese drama is heavy-handed, but campishly enjoyable, and we found ourselves quickly taken in.

Shota no Sushi

Drama aside, there is a lot of information to be had here if you are at all interested in the intricacies of making sushi. Each episode focuses on a different element (forming technique, making the perfect rice, etc.)

Shota no Sushi

Only 17 episodes were produced, and sadly we are almost through them all. We'll definitely miss it when it is over.

If you would like to watch it yourself (and you should), you can find it online with fan-generated subtitles here on MySoju.com.

3 comments:

  1. Japanese TV dramas are so amusing because they're predictably formulaic. This one looks like a real gem;-)

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  2. i cant imagine watching it with english subtitles...it must be kinda cheesy...but this is a really good television series...for the sushi...and its quite touching.

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  3. I can't imagine it not still being cheesy without the English subtitles... I agree that it is touching, though.

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