Shôsuke Tanihara (Narration)Kazuo Yamagishi (Self)
Documentary taken over 10 years, showing the life of a 70 year old ramen cook who had devoted his life to making the best ramen and teaching others to do the same. Every day, customers queued for 2 hours to eat his ramen. Age, osteoarthritis, varicose veins and weight gain impede his ability to continue to work. A heart-warming story of a man's devotion to his work and to his wife who died 20 years before and of the devotion of his apprentices to him.