Stretching into the future: 10th-generation Japanese noodle maker keeps somen tradition alive01:00
Keitaro Morodomi, the manager of a 350-year-old somen factory, was seen making the thin noodles with the traditional method of his ancestors in the Japanese city of Nankan. The factory is the oldest among 10 other surviving factories that continue to make the noodles by hand in the traditional way. Today, Keitaro is the tenth generation of his family to manage the Saruwatari noodle factory. His grandmother worked there for 70 years. Growing up, he learned the art of noodle-making by watching her make the thin noodles at the factory which has been running since the Edo period.