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hashihashi is an application designed for and by sushi-enthusiasts. We would like to guide you like a concierge on all things sushi. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on December 18, 2011.

hashihashi is an application designed for and by sushi-enthusiasts. We would like to guide you like a concierge on all things sushi.

About this project

hashihashi needs you.

  • I love sushi. I love good sushi. There are a lot of sushi places; I'd like to go to the good ones.
  • I'm no expert at eating sushi. I don't remember the names of all the fish, and I don't know all of the proper etiquette. But I'd like to learn, and I'd like to share what I do know.
  • I'm worried about the future of sushi. At the rate we're eating sushi, there may not be anymore left soon. And I always want to be able to enjoy sushi. So, I'd like to make sustainable choices, and I'd like to pick sustainable sushi places.

I wanted all of this so much, that I decided to make an app for that. That app is called hashihashi. I have designs, but I'm not a developer. There's a lot of work to be done.

If you also want to learn and share sushi knowledge, and you also want to find great sushi places, and you also care about sushi sustainability, then I'd love your help! By funding hashihashi, you'll help me get this thing built. You'll help me make eating sushi educational & fun. You'll also be the first to get news & updates. And you'll be a part of something exciting!

Let's eat, share, and learn together!

The guide book

Part of the application will include a sushi guide book, which will be an illustrated manual on how to eat sushi. This guide book will have an autographed, limited-edition print version, offered exclusively to Kickstarter backers that back the project by $320 or more. A PDF version will be given to those who back $80 or more.

Sections will include:

  • Introduction
  • Choosing a Restaurant
  • Seating
  • Ordering
  • Eating
  • Drinking

More will be added over time.

If you'd like to see a work in progress, check out the Sushi Guide. If you're interested in contributing, contact us.

About the video

This video was designed in Keynote, and the music was created in GarageBand. The font used is Peregroy. Soon I'll replace the video with a nicer video. :)

Take the survey

I have a lot of features in mind that I'm really excited about which I'll update backers on throughout my progress. I'd like to hear from you, so I can make sure I prioritize the features appropriately. If you have the time, please take my survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/hashihashi

FAQ

  • Starting out, it will be a mobile web application, which technically can be accessed on both platforms, but the user experience focus will be on the iPhone (and some parts will be accessible via the desktop). As hashihashi gets further into development, other platforms will be targeted, and we'll move from being solely a web application to having native elements.

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  • There will be a lot of work put into the content and illustrations (both on my part as well as the authors/artists I get to help me out) and I'd like to be able to compensate the people that contribute to the sushi guide. I will also be spending a lot of time laying the book out so that it's beautiful. If you're getting the print edition, printing costs will come into play as well. Finally, instead of looking at it as buying a book, consider the other rewards you'll get alongside it as well, and that you are backing my dream; the rewards are a way of saying thank you.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $5 reward

    3 backers

    You’ll be updated on the project’s progress, and you’ll receive my thanks in the form of a hand-written note. I’ll also credit you on the website.

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  • You selected
    $10 reward

    6 backers

    The above, and 5 hashihashi stickers mailed to you. You'll also be given exclusive priority access into beta features before others do.

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  • You selected
    $20 reward

    0 backers

    The above, and you’ll be sent some 1" buttons and a couple postcards with selected images from the illustrated sushi guide book.

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  • You selected
    $40 reward

    1 backer

    The above, and you’ll be sent a hashihashi t-shirt in your size.

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  • You selected
    $80 reward

    0 backers

    The above, and you’ll also receive a PDF edition of the guide book.

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  • You selected
    $160 reward

    1 backer Limited (289 left of 290)

    The above, and you’ll receive three selected limited-edition prints from the illustrated sushi guide book.

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  • You selected
    $320 reward

    0 backers Limited (200 left of 200)

    The above, and you'll get an autographed limited-run print edition of the guide book.

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  • You selected
    $640 reward

    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    The above, and you’ll automatically get Curator status, which means you can help select and edit content and locations.

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Funding period

- (60 days)