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One film did more than any other to bring attention ramen in the West: Juzo Itami’s 1985 ‘noodle western’ Tampopo.
To celebrate the new 4K re-release being screened at Japanese Film Festival Australia 2018, Hayley Inch explores the film’s important role in popularising ramen in the West and why foodie films today owe a lot to Tampopo‘s incredible legacy.
Closed captions available.
Words & Narration:
Video Essay Produced For:
Japanese Film Festival – Australia
Nobody Knows (2004)
Still Walking (2008)
Ramen Samurai (2011)
Ramen Heads (2018)
Ramen Shop (2018)
Bluebird – E’s Jammy Jams
You Had To Be – E’s Jammy Jams
The Original Ramen Shop in NY: Rai Rai Ken 来々軒 18th Anniversary (YouTube via PaprTape)