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What Sushi Teaches Us About Growth As Human Beings?

Updated: Aug 30, 2021

I watched a documentary recently “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” I was moved by the way Jiro Ono, an 86-year old sushi chef and an owner of a three-star Michelin restaurant in Tokyo, relayed the idea that refining our artisanship is necessary to our growth as human beings.

The Japanese word “shokunin” means “craftman” or “artisan.” Jiro, suggests it involves much more than just the work itself, rather it is a way to live devoted to continuous improvement.

Jiro, is believed by many to be the best in the world at what he does. So what does it take to be the best Sushi Chef on the planet? Jiro says it takes great pride in what we do, in ourselves, and it’s a drive to become better.