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Show of the week: Independent Lens: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

The best sushi in the world can be found in a humble basement restaurant near the entrance to a Tokyo metro station.

The best sushi in the world can be found in a humble basement restaurant near the entrance to a Tokyo metro station. Jiro Ono’s 10-seat operation is the only sushi parlor ever to receive three Michelin stars—proof that Jiro is a master. Now 88, he still expertly prepares the fish and squid procured each day by his son. This award-winning film from director David Gelb stays closely focused on Jiro’s modest universe as it honors the chef’s devotion while quietly raising larger questions about what really matters in a life. Monday, Dec. 23, at 10 p.m., PBS; check local listings

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