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26 June 2009 — Sushi Cam

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.

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4 responses so far ↓
On 26 June 2009 (10:54 pm), Susan said:

Thanks for sharing, this was fascinating.

On 27 June 2009 (3:37 am), Lauren said:

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

On 27 June 2009 (5:34 am), Alan Cordle said:

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.

On 29 June 2009 (3:03 pm), Josh said:

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. :)