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4725 California SW, Seattle WA 98116

When the rain falls, I watch people, cars, and whatever else escapes my eye, move through the falling droplets of water. From behind the Sushi Bar I watch the entire world bleed out of a plate glass window, and think about symmetry. Because it's the tiny connections in life that we take for granted that hold the most splendor.

In 1994 I had an idea. Believing that food is one of the most powerful languages in not only defining cultures but also in integrating them, I wanted to open a Japanese restaurant that would transcend the traditional way of presenting and thinking of food from my country. Furthermore I wanted to do this in a way that wouldn't send my customers into debt.

At Mashiko we are always trying to create new and interesting ways to interpret Japanese food and sushi. This is an all-inclusive precess. You'll never hear traditional Japanese music in Mashiko, because it reminds me of two things: grammar school and death. Believe me you, if you've ever been to an elementary school in Japan... death isn't too bad. So we play new and interesting music that we hope will compliment the food.

I want you to try new things and ask questions. If you can, I'd like you to stuff your face. I want people to laugh and enjoy food and life. Please, shut up and eat!