One of the most critically-acclaimed documentaries of the past few years was Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a profile of aged sushi master Jiro Ono on his continued efforts to perfect the craft of sushi-making. Underscored by music from minimalist Philip Glass, this documentary is a brilliant look into an aspect of Japanese culinary culture that everyone should check out. VIZ Media recently obtained the rights to publish a new “culinary guidebook” detailing the different types of sushi that Jiro Ono crafts at his restaurant in Tokyo. Check out the press release below for more info!
VIZ MEDIA ACQUIRES THE NORTH AMERICAN PUBLISHING RIGHTS FOR SUSHI: JIRO GASTRONOMY
Concise And Comprehensive Guidebook By Japan’s Most Famous Sushi Chef Will Debut This Fall
San Francisco, CA, March 30, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces plans to publish a unique new culinary guidebook this Fall with the release of SUSHI: JIRO GASTRONOMY.
Succinct yet comprehensive, SUSHI: JIRO GASTRONOMY is scheduled for print release in October from the VIZ Media imprint and takes readers on a vivid journey through the delectable seasonal offerings at Japan’s most famous sushi restaurant, Sushi Sukiyabashi Jiro.
Jiro Ono is the master chef and owner of the world renowned, Michelin-rated three-star restaurant located in the Ginza district of Tokyo. The guidebook features descriptions of each type of sushi served in their omakase tasting menu, with commentary from Jiro Ono, and are accompanied by mouth-watering full-page photos. Readers will also learn the seasons in which the sushi is best served, the correct methods of eating it with either fingers or chopsticks, and how and when to use condiments. Small, portable, and stylish, SUSHI: JIRO GASTRONOMY is the distillation of a lifetime’s worth of knowledge and a great gift for sushi lovers.
Born in Shizuoka Prefecture on the coast of Japan, master chef Jiro Ono began apprenticing at a young age. In 1965 he opened Sushi Sukiyabashi Jiro, widely considered to be one of the best sushi restaurants in the world, and in 2011 he was the subject of the award-winning documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
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About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premiere company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.
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