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 ramen culture.
The camera captures Tomita's virtually apprentice monk-like daily life: the extreme exactingness 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.
Trivia & Awards
SHIGENO Koki’s directorial debut through ramen documentary made its initial appearance at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in 2017, since then travelled to Amsterdam, Greece, Spain and more.
Chef OSAMU Tomita has nabbed the title “Best Ramen of the Year,” from Japan’s most prestigious ramen guidebook for four years in a row also labelled as Japan’s current “King of Ramen”.