How my late father related to a particular scene in the movie Tampopo.

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The last meal before departure.

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Persimmons (kaki)

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In Japan, coffee is just as ingrained in everyday life as tea.

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Looking in-depth at an old favorite.

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A container that reveals what lies within.

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The famous flavored Kit Kats sold in Japan are not quite what you'd call delicious treats.

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Japanese curry hotness levels, and my favorite childhood curry.

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How a Japanese curry mix got to be named after a New England state not exactly known for curry.

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Scenes from the Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum (新横浜ラーメン博物館)

Did you know that ramen is considered to be one of the two main National Dishes of Japan?

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