2015 / Film “Wa-Shoku: Beyond Sushi” to be shown with director Junichi Suzuki, June 14, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm

Mr. Noritoshi Kanai, CEO of Mutual Trading Co.

Mr. Noritoshi Kanai, CEO of Mutual Trading Co.

Forwarded for United Television Broadcasting System

Sunday, June 14, One Day Only!!

Special screening of documentary film “WA-SHOKU ~Beyond Sushi~”

George Nakano Theater in Torrance Cultural Art Center

1:00 pm & 3:30 pm

United Television Broadcasting System announces May 11 that documentary film,“WA-SHOKU ~Beyond Sushi~” will be screened on June 14th at 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm in Torrance at George Nakano Theater in Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The film producer United Television Broadcasting Systems and the frlm director Junichi Suzuki will host two special screenings.

Beginning with sushi, Japanese cuisine is familiar all over the world today. At Japanese restaurants, you can see people, regardless of their ethnicity, enjoying this food culture.

There is a passionate story behind the men who dedicated their lives to spreading Japan’s traditional cultural cuisine making Wa-shoku (Japanese Food) recognized throughout the world today.

Featuring Mr. Noritoshi Kanai, the CEO of Mutual Trading Co., Nobu Matsuhisa, the chef/owner of Nobu restaurants, Katsuya Uechi, the chef/owner of Katsu-ya group, Tyson Cole, the chef/owner of Uchi restaurant, Joel Robuchon, a French chef, Yoshihiro Murata, the chef/owner of Kyoto Kikunoi, Shige Nakamura a Ramen master and more.

This feature documentary film shows the past and the future of Wa-Shoku that these men and women created and how they maintained the essential traditional qualities of Japanese food.

The screenings will be on June 14th at 1:00pm and 3:30pm at George Nakano Theater in Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

About Junichi SuzukiHaving 30 years of experience as a motion picture director, writer and producer, seminar lecturer, volunteer of making educational films, Junichi Suzuki is credited with 12 feature films as a producer and 15 feature films as a screenwriter and 24 feature films as a director.

He is also credited with numerous television documentaries as a screen writer and director. He is a member of the Directors Guild of Japan and the founder of Eleven Arts, Inc., a global distributor of Japanese movies in Santa Monica, California.

His wife is the actress Ms. Rumi Sakakibara.

Suzuki made the trilogy films with United Television Broadcasting Systems about the Japanese American experience during WWII, which included “TOYO’S CAMERA – Japanese American History during WWII,”  “442 – Live with Honor, Die with Dignity -, “ and “M.I.S. – Human Secret Weapon.”

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