Debut documentary feature from Tokyo-based filmmaker John Daschbach. Experience a year in the life of self-taught Japanese ramen master Masamoto Ueda.
Soak in the nostalgia at his legendary ramen shop, Bizentei, where the gregarious master has been serving his traditional Tokyo-style ramen to die-hard fans for more than forty years. And tag along with him and some of his regulars on their weekend culinary adventures across Japan’s picturesque countryside — harvesting gourmet pears, digging up bamboo shoots, mountain yams, and more.
Reminiscent of the wonderful Jiro Dreams of Sushi, this delightful film exposes the real secrets to a happy life, well lived.
“While this cozy, heartwarming doc is about the artistry of an excellent bowl of soup, it is just as much about the power of community and connection.” POV Magazine
3rd July 2022 | 6:15pm