A respected chef from a lineage of sushi makers attempts to connect with his son through the shared knowledge of the family trade.
Tensions arise as he begins to notice a strange pattern of behavior in the young boy.
The story is about the relationship between a father and his son and the struggle of acceptance and self-identity.
Throughout the story we follow Takeshi Asami and his 13 year old son through their daily life as sushi makers in the city of Tokyo. Takeshi, is a very well known and respected sushiman coming from a traditional family of talented sushi-makers.
His son, Uotaro, is expected to continue the legacy, but he’s met with internal struggles about his identity and his life choices.
Uotaro is a silent boy, with peculiar attitudes. We experience his inner process by seeing him in absurd situations and adopting “fishy” behaviors.
By the end after finally communicating with his father, we see how they both have come to a point of no return and we realize that it was not only Uotaro who has been going through a change, but also his father.