The Sushi Poster, 16x20, Wisteria Background
Background is based on a beautiful flower garden in Fukuoka called "Kawachi Wisteria Garden" 河内藤園. The garden is most famous from its 100 meter long tunnel made out of white and purple Wisteria flowers during Spring.
Similar to ramen, sushi today also has unlimited combination of forms and styles by using different ingredients, preparing methods, etc; however, serving traditional sushi is still extremely appreciable and respectable in Japan.
The perfect example is the most famous sushi house in Tokyo called Sukiyabashi Jiro. The 91 year-old sushi master, Jiro Ono, has been serving traditional sushi since 1965. Not only Michelin Guide awarded his restaurant 3 stars, Jiro Ono-san had been recognized as a "living treasure" by the Japanese government from his influence of Japanese cuisine and striving for perfection in the art of making sushi.
Since sushi was rooted from Japan, what I really want to convey through this project is to introduce a list of sushi that are actually long-established in traditional sushi house in Japan. Some examples includes Tako (Octopus), Shako (Mantis shrimp), Aka-gai (Red Clam), Tori-gai (Japanese Cockle), and Katsuo (Bonito/Skipjack Tuna).
All illustrations are drawn by me based on real sushi.
Underneath each sushi illustration, the name of the sushi is introduced in three ways:
- Japanese name in English (Pronunciation of the Japanese words)
- in Japanese (Kanji character)
- in English (translation)