Hot Noodles in Gokayama
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Steaming Hot Noodles Soba -- Nanto, Toyama, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 48 mm — 1/60 sec, f/4, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Steaming Hot Noodles
Soba

Yesterday's post about our visit to Gokayama Village in Toyama Prefecture, Japan, ended with us about to stop in a cafe for lunch.

Inside, the soba was the best I'd ever had... the soup was just amazing.

The house was also amazing, with the same no-fastener construction seen on the outside of the houses in my introduction to Gokayama post. Here's part of the ceiling near our table, with straw stuffed in crevices as insulation...

Nanto, Toyama, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 38 mm — 1/30 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos

Anthony didn't care about that.... he cared about...

Yum -- Nanto, Toyama, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 36 mm — 1/60 sec, f/4, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Yum

Inside it looked more like someone's messy house than a cafe, because it was both, but apparently more of the former than the latter. Here's a view from the opposite corner, with our table just out of frame...

Nanto, Toyama, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos

Notice how tall the ceiling is... the doors, about six feet tall, aren't even halfway up the wall, so the ceilings are about 14 feet up.

Those not familiar with Japanese architecture may wonder what the floor-to-ceiling beam in the left half of the frame is for. I'll leave that as a quiz, though entry is limited to people whose name is not “Peter in Wales”. 😉

Continued here...


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Looks like a ladder.

— comment by Owin Thomas on January 31st, 2010 at 5:41am JST (7 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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