Midori Sushi

Do you know where you can get the best sushi in the world? At Sushi Midori in Ginza. You will recognize the restaurant by the enormous line outside.

One thing I loved about going to restaurants in Japan is the greeting you get upon walking in. All the sushi chefs will shout a loud “Irrashaimase” all at once, welcoming you to their restaurant. Here, I caught a couple of shots whilst the chef made my sushi for me in front of me while I sat at the bar. Yum yum!!!!

August 11, 2009 | 18 comments
B&W D700 Japan

EXIF: Aperture: ƒ/2.8 | Exposure bias: -2/6EV | Focal length: 62mm | ISO: 320 | Shutter speed: 1/100s |


  • David H-W on 11.08.2009 @ 10:28

    Wonderful contrast and a strong subject! Excellent.

  • matt on 11.08.2009 @ 11:51

    i love sushi. i miss it terribly. it's pretty expensive in Kansas. I love how methodical it is made, captured greatly by this picture.

  • Kapetayo on 11.08.2009 @ 14:07

    First: i´m an asia-addict - i´m always travelling to asian countries. Second: I LOVE SUSHI. Best place to have a gud sushi is Tanabe in Manila (Best town i´ve ever been...).

    Third: Hey - really great shot man.

  • frisky on 11.08.2009 @ 14:35

    @Kapetayo Then you really need to go to Midori - trust me. :-)

  • Klaus on 11.08.2009 @ 14:36

    Amazing DOF .. and it's another culture

  • Otto K. on 11.08.2009 @ 18:00

    i'll take your word about the best sushi. really nice capture of the craftsman at work.

  • Laszlo on 12.08.2009 @ 04:02

    A great documentary/editorial portrait! Perfect b/w. Great job!

  • Mike Dougan on 12.08.2009 @ 04:21

    Where is Tanabe in Manila? I've eaten in just about every Japanese restaurant in Manila but I don't recognize that ones name.

    My favourite one got blown up 2 years ago in the Ayalya Mall blast, I changed my mind at the last minute about going for lunch there that day, glad I did!

  • John Maslowski on 12.08.2009 @ 06:48

    Great use of lighting and like the angle of this shot. These guys are really intense and concentrating on the job at hand. Interesting and excellent composition.

  • ROB on 12.08.2009 @ 07:40

    With the freshest and finest from Tokyo markets. Happily they are open to the public again now. I am heading back to Japan soon, and this makes me look forward to the trip even more.

  • Omar on 12.08.2009 @ 12:26

    Wow, amzing picture. I like his concentraded view. Perfect!

  • Bob Towery on 14.08.2009 @ 08:36

    The craftsmanship and concentration star in this image. The B&W is great, and the DOF is perfect. Great capture.

  • Ju. on 17.08.2009 @ 10:28

    Amazing light and dof. Perfect.

  • P.J. on 22.08.2009 @ 21:37

    Though I'm not a fan of sushi, this is a really cool shot. Always like seeing images of people in their work setting.

  • LightningPaul on 24.08.2009 @ 06:29

    Nice and good toning. The lines in the background are not straight, but probably I'll be the only one to notice :-)

  • Vink on 06.09.2009 @ 14:37

    Superb scene of life ! well done !

  • mooch on 07.09.2009 @ 15:31

    I like the black and white treatment. It really makes the image feel gritty.

  • IvyC. on 30.09.2009 @ 05:33

    Beautifully depicted - Cool take on monotone!
    Lovely PF entry Faisal:)