Come Back Anytime – Ramen Documentary


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Come Back Anytime – Ramen Documentary

A documentary about a man who created a community in Tokyo, one bowl of ramen at a time.

Year: 2021

Duration: 81 minutes

Genre: Documentary - Food

Classification: Check the classification

Writer: John Daschbach

Producer: Wataru Yamamoto

Director: John Daschbach

Come Back Anytime presents a window into the lives of self-taught Japanese ramen master Masamoto Ueda and his wife Kazuko, who have run their tiny Tokyo ramen shop, Bizentei for more than 40 years. Scores of devoted customers have joined them in creating an intimate place for the community. On the weekends, they venture together across the Japanese countryside, harvesting pears, bamboo shoots and wild mountain yams. Acknowledging that nothing lasts forever and that the master must retire someday, everyone resolves to make the best of what time remains — to truly appreciate this special place, this uniquely delicious and soul-nourishing food and this special community of friends before it is gone forever.