The Sushi Poster, 16x20, Wood Background
Wood background is inspired by the wooden sushi plate (Sushi Geta 寿司下駄 ) where sushi is usually served by chef.
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 restaurant 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)