By Takashi INNAMI

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Documentary - Completed 2013

The life of the man behind Japan’s most treasured ramen…
The popular, heartwarming documentary comes to the big screen!!

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Takashi INNAMI
    • Synopsis
    • People wait in line for over two hours for just one bowl of ramen…
      The legendary ramen shop “East Ikebukuro Taishoken.”
      Proprietor, Kazuo Yamagishi, has tended this shop for 50 years.
      Why makes his ramen so special?
      Why is Taishoken beloved by so many?
      The story is not only about his pursuit of the perfect blend of flavors. It’s about his life, love and the strong bond he shares with the people he believes in.
      Fuji TV’s “The Nonfiction” 3 episode documentary that fascinated viewers and won the Silver Screen Award at the US International Film & Video Festival is being adapted to film.
      Compiled from over ten years of documentary footage, the film incorporates beautiful scenery from Yamagishi’s hometown in Nagano and is enhanced by the “savory” narration of noted ramen lover Shosuke Tanihara, and the beautiful ending theme song written by Joe Hisaishi. It captures both the light and dark sides of the life of the celebrated ramen chef Kazuo Yamagishi to reveal a uniquely moving story.