Somen are very thin—less than 1.3 mm in diameter—white Japanese noodles made of wheat flour. The noodles are usually served cold. “Somen Nagashi” is held at Heikedani in Ehime every year. The somen noodles are placed in a long flume of bamboo across the length of the restaurant. The flume carries clear, ice-cold water. As the somen pass by, diners pluck them out with their chopsticks and dip them in tsuyu. Catching the noodles requires a fair amount of dexterity, but the noodles that are not caught by the time they get to the end usually are not eaten, so diners are pressured to catch as much as they can. A few luxury establishments put their somen in real streams so that diners can enjoy their meal in a beautiful garden setting.
Somen Nagash at Heikedani 2018
29 April, 2018 - 31 August, 2018
9:00am - 4:30pm
Adult（junior high school student or elder） 600yen, primary schoolchild 300 yen, infant 100 yen
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8-265-1, Honaicho Miyauchi, Yawatahama-shi, Ehime 796-0202
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