In Japan, women aren’t traditionally trained to become sushi masters. There are numerous myths as to why, the most common being that their warm hands affect the quality of the raw fish, their hands are too small and their makeup distorts their sense of smell. But this unprecedented sushi restaurant, tucked down a side street in Tokyo’s Akihabara district, is breaking into Japan’s male-dominated sushi world by having women run the show.
Manager Yuki Chizui has always had a passion for sushi. As a student, she worked in a restaurant welcoming customers and showing them to their seats. But all the while, she longed to join the team actually making the food. She spent six years patiently observing the sushi chefs from afar before finally getting the chance to realise her dream.
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