Katsuo-bushi

ABOUT FILM

Traditional Japanese cuisine “Washoku" was officially recognized as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2013. Amidst the turning tides of the food culture, there are so many people investing their time and craft into bringing Katsuo-Bushi to the consumer’s tables. From the craftsmen who continue to take the traditional route of Katsuo-Bushi making, the Katsuo-Bushi graders who sort through the products everyday feeling the shift in its qualities, the fishermen who lament what little they can leave behind for the next generation, the chefs who create Michelin 2 star dishes bringing the Katsuo-Bushi directly to the consumers.

Through the world’s tiniest Katsuo-Bushi manufacturer’s craftsmanship, and his efforts to conserve tradition whilst adapting to the changing surroundings, we explore the question of what is sustainable food culture.

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FILM DETAILS

DIRECTOR Yu Nakajima
PRODUCER Mika Nishide
SCREENPLAY Kosuke Okuzumi
YEAR 2015
LENGTH 25 minutes
CAST Masaki Izumi, Junya Yamamoto, Fukue Yamamoto
CLASSIFICATION All Ages

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Posted in Documentary 2019.