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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The View from the Met and One Last Thing about Japan...

Met rooftop, NYC Photo by myself from the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on the Upper East Side.

The view from the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a scenic one.

This is a popular place to take a date. There is a bar and sculpture garden. From here, you can watch the sunset and lights of the city come on.

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I know, I know. Why am I mentioning Japan again?

I didn't think I had more to say after returning from our 12-day trip. But tonight, while very jet-lagged, my fiance Mark switched on a documentary that was highly recommended to him, called Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

The movie is divine. It tells of an 85-year old sushi chef, Jiro Ono, whose restaurant was awarded three Michelin stars, and his relentless, daily devotion to his craft.

Jiro left home at the age of seven. His two sons are also sushi chefs, working alongside their father.

The movie is beautifully shot. Anyone who appreciates color photography will appreciate this film. At the beginning of the movie, Mark said 'Oh, I wish we'd seen this earlier...we could have gone to the restaurant.'

Um...no. The tasting menu costs 30,000 yen per person, or about $375 USD (!!!). The movie was filmed in 2011 and opened in New York in March, 2012.

Here's the trailer:

 

For the Times review of this movie, click here.

Related posts: From the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, On Japanese Food and Fish, and Serving Up Sushi, at 15 East 15th.

4 comments:

Olivier said...

la vue du MET est magnifique, c'est un endroit a visiter quand on vient à NYC.
$ 375 USD ????? quand meme...

James Wei said...

Wow so crowded on the roof. The classic Eidoya sushi style is very cool.

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Hi Kitty!
Great picture from the MET.
Do you know wich subway station does Ono-san have his restaurant?

Islandia Lane said...

love the met rooftop in the summer - one of my fav spots in the city.