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TEDxKyoto: Beyond Sushi by Shuichi Inoue

“This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Sushi maestro Shuichi Inoue draws on art forms such as ikebana, brush painting and bonsai to transform the simple combination of fish and rice into elegant, edible art.” Via @JayKlaphake, Founder of TEDxKyoto | Speaker, Event Producer & Professor: Global… Keep Reading

Do You Dream of Sushi?

If you like food porn, this is it because I know that I can’t wait to see the movie Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Wait! I can’t wait to eat at the restaurant that serves the sushi prepared by Ono Jiro,  the sushi chef featured in the movie. Here is a synopsis: JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story… Keep Reading

Grits and Sushi: Nuchi du Takara

Hi BT’ers! Here is a very interesting documentary by my friend Mitzi Uehara Carter titled, Nuchi du Takara (Life is a Treasure), about two women that survived the Battle of Okinawa (Operation Iceberg). Mitzi writes: Well, it’s finally done and uploaded.  The 15 minute documentary on two survivors of the Battle of Okinawa in Northern… Keep Reading


Sushi guide for the iPhone

Great news for people who a) own an iPhone or iPod Touch and b) never know what kind of topping to get when eating Sushi: Tokyo-based Shogakukan, known outside Japan for its extensive offerings of manga (Ichi The Killer, Ranma 1/2, Crying Freeman etc). is releasing a virtual sushi guide for these devices. The sushi… Keep Reading



The Black Tokyo Moderator, Zen, recently turned me on to a blog called Grits-n-Sushi. The Uchinanchu (Okinawan) blogger and UC Berkeley graduate student Mitzi Uehara Carter, Mit-chan, as her friends call her, is of Okinawan (Japanese) African-American ancestry. Mit-chan has some very interesting views (and questions) on race and identity. For example, her observation of a New York Times article… Keep Reading

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