Oishinbo: Fish, Sushi and Sashimi

Oishinbo: Fish, Sushi and Sashimi

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(Part of Oishinbo)
Illustrated by: Akira Hanasaki
Fish, Sushi and Sashimi

R to L (Japanese Style). Fish, Sushi and Sashimi Yamaoka and his father, Kaibara Y zan, have never enjoyed an ideal father-son relationship. In fact, it's about as far from ideal as possible, and when they start arguing about food--which they inevitably do--the sparks really fly. In this volume of Oishinbo the subject of dispute is fish, starting with the question of whether mackerel can ever be truly good sashimi. Later, things come to a head during the "Salmon Battle," which pits father against son in an epic contest to develop the best dish before a panel of judges. Will Yamaoka finally defeat Kaibara? Or will he once again be left in his father's shadow?
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  • VIZ Media LLC | 
  • 200 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781421521428 | 
  • August 2009
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About the Author

Tetsu Kariya

Manga writer and essayist extraordinaire Tetsu Kariya graduated from prestigious Tokyo University. Kariya was employed with a major advertising agency before making his debut as a manga writer in 1974 when he teamed up with legendary manga artist Ryoichi Ikegami to create Otoko Gumi (Male Gang). The worlds of food and manga were forever changed in 1983 when Kariya, together with artist Akira Hanasaki, created the immensely popular and critically acclaimed Oishinbo.

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