★ Oct.2 Tue @ 7:15PM
2017 | 93min | with English Subtitles | Directed by Koki Shigeno
This documentary gives an intimate look at enthusiastic fans of ramen and the chefs who make it. Over a 15-month-long shoot, Chukasoba Tomita proprietor Tomita Osamu and his customers are interviewed revealing the history of ramen’s evolution while also painting a portrait of Japan’s distinct ramen culture. The camera captures Tomita’s virtually apprentice monk-like daily life: the obsessive caution exercised toward his soup and noodles; the care and precision practiced toward the ingredients; the severe scolding toward his pupils; the extraordinary care toward his customers; and his exploration of ramen shops on his days off.
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