Sushi Cam

26 June 2009 · 4 comments

Here’s a fun video I discovered a couple of months ago. I’m not sure why I didn’t share it before. At a sushi bar in Japan, the dishes are served on a conveyer belt. Patrons take the food they want as it comes to them. Here, a young woman has placed her digital video camera on the conveyer to let it make its 7-1/2 minute trip through the restaurant. The result is strangely mesmerizing:

As I say, I watched this a few months ago, but dismissed it as a novelty. But I’ve thought about the video many times since. I love the way it captures so many small moments.

It’s enthralling.

1 Susan June 26, 2009 at 22:54

Thanks for sharing, this was fascinating.

2 Lauren June 27, 2009 at 03:37

I was entranced as well. I started noticing how many people had faces that turned down at the bottom of their mouths (like frowns).

3 Alan Cordle June 27, 2009 at 05:34

You can come up to Portland and go to one of several sushi conveyor belt places. The one I ate at was just ok, but maybe you could plop a camera down.

4 Josh June 29, 2009 at 15:03

Reminds me strongly of one of the endless tracking shots from a Robert Altman movie. Except that I couldn’t understand most of the dialog, and I didn’t see any celebrity cameos. :)

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