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This Sushi Restaurant Is Entirely Staffed by Women Amidst a Male-Dominated Industry

This Sushi Restaurant Is Entirely Staffed by Women Amidst a Male-Dominated Industry

Nadeshiko Sushi, a restaurant in Tokyo, is entirely staffed by women in order to compete in the sexist Japanese sushi industry

Nigiri with a side of girl power.

In Japan, sushi crafted by skilled Itamae is revered as an art-form with vigorous quality standards and a rich history in tradition. Jiro’s son (from Jiro Dreams of Sushi) was berated earlier this year for suggesting that women cannot be sushi chefs because of their menstrual cycles.

But one restaurant is trying to turn this gender-biased trend around. Nadeshiko Sushi, a restaurant in the Akihabara District in Tokyo is entirely staffed by women, from hostesses to managers and female chefs, according to The Guardian. These female chefs are challenging the norm in a career traditionally dominated by men.

Becoming a sushi chef in Japan is a rigorous process that often takes longer than medical school in America. Itamae training can take up to a decade to complete, and at Nadeshiko Sushi, owner Yuki Chizui, 29, offers additional training for her staff to perfect rice recipes, and perfect rolling techniques. Nadeshiko Sushi understandably had had its own fair share of critics who come into the restaurant to criticize their gender boundary-breaking tactics, but owner Chizui simply calls these detractors, “fools.”

“That’s the best way to answer our critics,” she tells The Guardian, “to keep proving to our customers that we can make good sushi.”


Queer Girl City Guide: Los Angeles

Welcome to the first of hopefully many in our Queer Girl City Guides 2.0 Relaunch, which’ll kick off this summer. Whereas the old guides were a hybrid of info on “fun things to do in this city” (e.g., restaurants, parties) and “resources for residents” (e.g., medical clinics to visit, religious institutions to join, sports leagues to sign up for) the new will be more of the former and less of the latter, with special attention paid to businesses owned by women, LGBTQ people and people of color.

This Los Angeles City Guide has been a massive group effort, building off a city guide co-authored two years ago by two incredible Autostraddle readers, Jill and Al. Over the past several months, the guide has been built out by Riese with input from over 20 queer and/or trans friends who are experts in various aspects or neighborhoods of Los Angeles. These blurbs are often a mish-mash of authors and voices, and although it’s impossible to cover it all, we hope we’ve given you a good start to exploring this incredible city! An explanation of which areas of LA are covered here resides under the “Neigh/Gayborhoods” heading.


Queer Girl City Guide: Los Angeles

Welcome to the first of hopefully many in our Queer Girl City Guides 2.0 Relaunch, which’ll kick off this summer. Whereas the old guides were a hybrid of info on “fun things to do in this city” (e.g., restaurants, parties) and “resources for residents” (e.g., medical clinics to visit, religious institutions to join, sports leagues to sign up for) the new will be more of the former and less of the latter, with special attention paid to businesses owned by women, LGBTQ people and people of color.

This Los Angeles City Guide has been a massive group effort, building off a city guide co-authored two years ago by two incredible Autostraddle readers, Jill and Al. Over the past several months, the guide has been built out by Riese with input from over 20 queer and/or trans friends who are experts in various aspects or neighborhoods of Los Angeles. These blurbs are often a mish-mash of authors and voices, and although it’s impossible to cover it all, we hope we’ve given you a good start to exploring this incredible city! An explanation of which areas of LA are covered here resides under the “Neigh/Gayborhoods” heading.


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Welcome to the first of hopefully many in our Queer Girl City Guides 2.0 Relaunch, which’ll kick off this summer. Whereas the old guides were a hybrid of info on “fun things to do in this city” (e.g., restaurants, parties) and “resources for residents” (e.g., medical clinics to visit, religious institutions to join, sports leagues to sign up for) the new will be more of the former and less of the latter, with special attention paid to businesses owned by women, LGBTQ people and people of color.

This Los Angeles City Guide has been a massive group effort, building off a city guide co-authored two years ago by two incredible Autostraddle readers, Jill and Al. Over the past several months, the guide has been built out by Riese with input from over 20 queer and/or trans friends who are experts in various aspects or neighborhoods of Los Angeles. These blurbs are often a mish-mash of authors and voices, and although it’s impossible to cover it all, we hope we’ve given you a good start to exploring this incredible city! An explanation of which areas of LA are covered here resides under the “Neigh/Gayborhoods” heading.


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Welcome to the first of hopefully many in our Queer Girl City Guides 2.0 Relaunch, which’ll kick off this summer. Whereas the old guides were a hybrid of info on “fun things to do in this city” (e.g., restaurants, parties) and “resources for residents” (e.g., medical clinics to visit, religious institutions to join, sports leagues to sign up for) the new will be more of the former and less of the latter, with special attention paid to businesses owned by women, LGBTQ people and people of color.

This Los Angeles City Guide has been a massive group effort, building off a city guide co-authored two years ago by two incredible Autostraddle readers, Jill and Al. Over the past several months, the guide has been built out by Riese with input from over 20 queer and/or trans friends who are experts in various aspects or neighborhoods of Los Angeles. These blurbs are often a mish-mash of authors and voices, and although it’s impossible to cover it all, we hope we’ve given you a good start to exploring this incredible city! An explanation of which areas of LA are covered here resides under the “Neigh/Gayborhoods” heading.


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Welcome to the first of hopefully many in our Queer Girl City Guides 2.0 Relaunch, which’ll kick off this summer. Whereas the old guides were a hybrid of info on “fun things to do in this city” (e.g., restaurants, parties) and “resources for residents” (e.g., medical clinics to visit, religious institutions to join, sports leagues to sign up for) the new will be more of the former and less of the latter, with special attention paid to businesses owned by women, LGBTQ people and people of color.

This Los Angeles City Guide has been a massive group effort, building off a city guide co-authored two years ago by two incredible Autostraddle readers, Jill and Al. Over the past several months, the guide has been built out by Riese with input from over 20 queer and/or trans friends who are experts in various aspects or neighborhoods of Los Angeles. These blurbs are often a mish-mash of authors and voices, and although it’s impossible to cover it all, we hope we’ve given you a good start to exploring this incredible city! An explanation of which areas of LA are covered here resides under the “Neigh/Gayborhoods” heading.


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Welcome to the first of hopefully many in our Queer Girl City Guides 2.0 Relaunch, which’ll kick off this summer. Whereas the old guides were a hybrid of info on “fun things to do in this city” (e.g., restaurants, parties) and “resources for residents” (e.g., medical clinics to visit, religious institutions to join, sports leagues to sign up for) the new will be more of the former and less of the latter, with special attention paid to businesses owned by women, LGBTQ people and people of color.

This Los Angeles City Guide has been a massive group effort, building off a city guide co-authored two years ago by two incredible Autostraddle readers, Jill and Al. Over the past several months, the guide has been built out by Riese with input from over 20 queer and/or trans friends who are experts in various aspects or neighborhoods of Los Angeles. These blurbs are often a mish-mash of authors and voices, and although it’s impossible to cover it all, we hope we’ve given you a good start to exploring this incredible city! An explanation of which areas of LA are covered here resides under the “Neigh/Gayborhoods” heading.


Queer Girl City Guide: Los Angeles

Welcome to the first of hopefully many in our Queer Girl City Guides 2.0 Relaunch, which’ll kick off this summer. Whereas the old guides were a hybrid of info on “fun things to do in this city” (e.g., restaurants, parties) and “resources for residents” (e.g., medical clinics to visit, religious institutions to join, sports leagues to sign up for) the new will be more of the former and less of the latter, with special attention paid to businesses owned by women, LGBTQ people and people of color.

This Los Angeles City Guide has been a massive group effort, building off a city guide co-authored two years ago by two incredible Autostraddle readers, Jill and Al. Over the past several months, the guide has been built out by Riese with input from over 20 queer and/or trans friends who are experts in various aspects or neighborhoods of Los Angeles. These blurbs are often a mish-mash of authors and voices, and although it’s impossible to cover it all, we hope we’ve given you a good start to exploring this incredible city! An explanation of which areas of LA are covered here resides under the “Neigh/Gayborhoods” heading.


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Welcome to the first of hopefully many in our Queer Girl City Guides 2.0 Relaunch, which’ll kick off this summer. Whereas the old guides were a hybrid of info on “fun things to do in this city” (e.g., restaurants, parties) and “resources for residents” (e.g., medical clinics to visit, religious institutions to join, sports leagues to sign up for) the new will be more of the former and less of the latter, with special attention paid to businesses owned by women, LGBTQ people and people of color.

This Los Angeles City Guide has been a massive group effort, building off a city guide co-authored two years ago by two incredible Autostraddle readers, Jill and Al. Over the past several months, the guide has been built out by Riese with input from over 20 queer and/or trans friends who are experts in various aspects or neighborhoods of Los Angeles. These blurbs are often a mish-mash of authors and voices, and although it’s impossible to cover it all, we hope we’ve given you a good start to exploring this incredible city! An explanation of which areas of LA are covered here resides under the “Neigh/Gayborhoods” heading.


Queer Girl City Guide: Los Angeles

Welcome to the first of hopefully many in our Queer Girl City Guides 2.0 Relaunch, which’ll kick off this summer. Whereas the old guides were a hybrid of info on “fun things to do in this city” (e.g., restaurants, parties) and “resources for residents” (e.g., medical clinics to visit, religious institutions to join, sports leagues to sign up for) the new will be more of the former and less of the latter, with special attention paid to businesses owned by women, LGBTQ people and people of color.

This Los Angeles City Guide has been a massive group effort, building off a city guide co-authored two years ago by two incredible Autostraddle readers, Jill and Al. Over the past several months, the guide has been built out by Riese with input from over 20 queer and/or trans friends who are experts in various aspects or neighborhoods of Los Angeles. These blurbs are often a mish-mash of authors and voices, and although it’s impossible to cover it all, we hope we’ve given you a good start to exploring this incredible city! An explanation of which areas of LA are covered here resides under the “Neigh/Gayborhoods” heading.


Queer Girl City Guide: Los Angeles

Welcome to the first of hopefully many in our Queer Girl City Guides 2.0 Relaunch, which’ll kick off this summer. Whereas the old guides were a hybrid of info on “fun things to do in this city” (e.g., restaurants, parties) and “resources for residents” (e.g., medical clinics to visit, religious institutions to join, sports leagues to sign up for) the new will be more of the former and less of the latter, with special attention paid to businesses owned by women, LGBTQ people and people of color.

This Los Angeles City Guide has been a massive group effort, building off a city guide co-authored two years ago by two incredible Autostraddle readers, Jill and Al. Over the past several months, the guide has been built out by Riese with input from over 20 queer and/or trans friends who are experts in various aspects or neighborhoods of Los Angeles. These blurbs are often a mish-mash of authors and voices, and although it’s impossible to cover it all, we hope we’ve given you a good start to exploring this incredible city! An explanation of which areas of LA are covered here resides under the “Neigh/Gayborhoods” heading.


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