Yoshikazu and the Cost of Jiro’s Legacy

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In David Gelb’s documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Gelb follows the renowned sushi chef, Jiro Ono, and his prestigious restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro. Jiro Ono has been in the sushi business for over 75 years and still is as involved in it now as he was years ago, even at his age. His reason, Jiro says, that he is not retiring is because he loves what he does and does not feel like retiring. Jiro Ono in all his time being a sushi chef, he has always delivered beyond what was expected of him. At first, it was because of survival and then it was because he needed to make his craft better. In the opening of the film, Jiro talks of his “visions of sushi” that would wake him out of his dreams because of the ideas circling around in his head about how to improve. However, as much as some would hope that it were not the case, when the inevitable happens and Jiro Ono either retires or passes away, who would take over the business? In Japanese culture, it is expected that the oldest son takes over for the father and live up to the legacy created by the father. For Yoshikazu Ono, his father, Jiro, has created such a legacy that there is doubt that he can live up to the expectations. Nevertheless, Yoshikazu can live up to the legacy of his father, but the question becomes, at what cost to himself? Yoshikazu would have to spend the rest of his life, dedicating himself to a craft that is not something he loves. In addition Yoshikazu will always have the shadow of his fathers’ greatness above his head for the rest of his life in a silent but constant competition, and he would have to be consistent and perfect in his sushi because the of the high cost of failure.
First, Jiro Ono’s legacy began when he started out on his own at age nine and was forced to succeed or die in the streets of Japan. Fortunately, Jiro Ono did survive and he found something that he loved, making sushi, and hence he began spending the rest of this life improving his skills, building his restaurant and clientele, and proving something for both of his children. In the 75 years he was working hard for his family, he had shown so much hard work and determination, that it is no wonder that he is known as being the best sushi chef in the world. He worked hard enough for the title and his legacy grew to exponential proportions as people from around the world started coming to try his sushi and he began to get famous.
Furthermore, Jiro Ono’s rags-to-riches story is an example of the parent leaving behind a legacy as huge as Jiro Ono’s legacy is and will continue to be in the future, people tend...

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