Morimoto Masaharu was born on May 26, 1955, in Hiroshima, Japan. But, contrary to popular belief, the famous chef did not have a happy childhood. In the popular book "The New Art of Japanese Cooking," a professional chef describes his childhood as full of struggle and stress.
He stated that his family has suffered often from his violent father. He also has a sibling, a sister.
However, he has not revealed much about his family on social media or the internet. We can see the vintage photo he posted on his official Instagram account.
The professional chef moved more than a dozen times before the age of ten because his parents' fights frequently resulted in outrated landlords. His family used to have financial difficulties, and giving a good life to children was a tough challenge.
He said that his father would take his family out for sushi rarely, on basically his payday. The talented chef fell in love with the kitchen while watching the chefs demonstrate their impressive knife skills.
Then he decided to become a sushi chef after his fateful baseball injury. After eight years as an apprentice, he opened his own restaurant in Japan before moving to the United States to try to break into the industry here.