A chef who found his life’s passion in crafting sushi, which he likens to a stage where he plays the lead role.

Tadashi Hoshiyama

Sushi-Hoshiyama Tadashi Hoshiyama

Finding meaning in life through working with sushi.

What do you find most attractive about being a sushi chef?

I know I keep saying this, but I really do enjoy how cool and stylish the profession is. I can’t see myself doing any other kind of work, and if I had to go back to when I was 15 years old, I would still make the choice of becoming a sushi chef.
Furthermore, I truly enjoy working with customers. I get to work right next to them and it makes me extremely happy when I get to hear how much they enjoy my food firsthand.
Being a sushi chef is like taking a lead role.And I can feel my life on the stage of Sushi. We can hardly find such a job, I think. That’s what attracts me the most.

(Interviewer: Takashi Ichihara, Writer: Marin Takase, Photographer: Takashi Oka)

Sushi-Hoshiyama shop curtain


3F, Taniyasurowa-Bld. , 1-9-9, Sonezakishinchi, Kita-ku Osa-ka City, Osaka
Located at JR Tozai line Kitashinchi Station
7 minutes walk from the station