The Matrix’s green code is nothing but sushi recipes

The torrent of lime-green characters from the now iconic beginning of The Matrix does have a meaning…

What looks like indecipherable code is actually a jumble of Japanese characters: hiragana, katakana, and kanji.

The man responsible for what’s also known as Matrix’s “digital rain” is Simon Whiteley, who worked as a production designer on the Wachowski Bros.’ film. In an interview, he revealed that the source of the code was none other than a batch of his Japanese wife’s cookbooks.

“I like to tell everybody that The Matrix’s code is made out of Japanese sushi recipes”.

Whiteley was uncredited in the film.

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