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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

judybird | Apr 21, 201204:09 PM

We just saw "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" and enjoyed it a lot, but were a little frustrated by the lack of explanation of several points in the movie. Hope someone here can enlighten us:

1. What's the significance of the bell-ringing and subsequent dancing/shouting in the fish market? I'm guessing it was an auction of some kind?

2. When shopping for tuna, several men are using flashlights. What are they looking for?

3. When the apprentice was making the tamago, he started by grinding something to a pasty texture before adding the egg. Any idea what that was?

Thanks to any and all who help. After the movie, we of course went out for sushi, and of course were disappointed!

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