Documentary Explores Japanese Cuisine Beyond Sushi


Washoku, Japanese cuisine, David Bouley, Nobu Matsuhisa, NYC, Brushstroke, Nobu, sushi, Junichi Suzuki, UNESCO

WA-SHOKU ~ Beyond Sushi ~

Friday, April 24 through Thursday, April 30

Cinema Village – 22 E. 12th Street

Tickets: $12/$8 seniors and children

Japanese cuisine is familiar all over the world today. At Japanese restaurants, you can see people, regardless of their ethnicity, enjoying the food of this culture. There is a passionate story behind the men who have dedicated their lives to spreading Japan’s traditional cultural cuisine making Wa-shoku (Japanese Food) recognized throughout the world today.

This documentary shows the past and the future of Wa-Shoku that these men and women created and how they have maintained the essential traditional qualities of Japanese food. The film is a collaboration between Japanese and Americans and is produced by United Television Broadcasting Systems, the first Japanese-language TV station based in the United States, and is directed by award winning director Junichi Suzuki, who made a trilogy of films based on the Japanese American experience during World War II: TOYO’S CAMERA, 442 – Live with Honor, Die with Dignity, and M.I.S. – Human Secret Weapon.

WA-SHOKU ~ Beyond Sushi ~ features Nobu Matsuhisa, chef/owner of Nobu restaurants; David Bouley, chef/owner of Brushstroke in New York; and Noritoshi Kanai, chairman of Mutual Trading Company, Inc.

For showtimes and to purchase tickets, please visit Cinema Village’s website.