18 January 2015

Asian insights

Got to watch these two documentaries (see below) few months back and once again last night, because they really impressed me, so now I thought I'd share.
Despite the thematic is not particularly the same - they have nothing to do one with another in terms of story - I guess they are related on the craftsmanship, the discipline, the strive for excellence and ultimately the pursuit for perfection impregnated in that part of the world.
I really appreciated the content and insights learnt in both docs.

Lee Kang-hyo 'Onggi Master' - film about a Korean potter
 This documentary tells the story of Lee Kang-hyo’s search for a beautiful life, through his work with clay and the love of his family. Set against the backdrop of his South Korean studio, it gives an insight into the spiritual journey that plays a vital part in his artistic practice.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro's sushi bar.

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