Inspiring story about Wasabi

If you have ever eaten sushi, you must be familiar with Wasabi, a green mustard that can hit you right in the nose and leave you speechless for a few seconds. It’s not for everyone, but if you can eat the mustard, chances are that you’ll fall in love with it like I do.

I came across a very informative, soothing and inspiring clip on Wasabi industry. The industry isn’t sexy or talked about like others in the mainstream media. So it’s great to see a mini documentary about it. I love clips like this. In the clip, you’ll see the process of growing wasabi plants in a remote yet beautiful area in Japan and learn why the wasabi we eat at restaurants is most likely fake. At the same time, the story of the main character is really inspiring. He keeps on working and plans to continue doing so in the next 10, 20 years despite his old age and the tragedy of losing his son.

If you could be like him, working in a specialized field and offering the world a precious material, with nature in the background like that, compared to the office job in an urban building that you may or may not like, what would you choose?

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