"This film acts as a heartfelt tribute to this fascinating spot, and it's well worth savouring.” Exclaim!
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Self-taught ramen master Masamoto Ueda and his wife Kazuko have run their Tokyo ramen shop, Bizentei for more than 40 years. Scores of devoted customers have joined them in creating an intimate place of community. On the weekends, they venture together across the Japanese countryside, harvesting pears, bamboo shoots, and wild mountain yams. Acknowledging that nothing lasts forever and that the master must retire someday, everyone resolves to make the best of what time remains — to truly appreciate this special place, this uniquely delicious and soul-nourishing food, and this special community of friends before it is gone forever.
Japan - 2021- 1h 21m
Directed by: John Daschbach
Starring: Masamoto and Kazuko Ueda