Soba Master Tatsuru Rai Demonstrates His Craft in Silence

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  1. eastshores

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    I thought this was pretty interesting and a bit peaceful to hear the rhythmic sounds of scraping and rolling in creating the soba noodles.

     
     
  2. kuan

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    Wow.  That was sublime.
     
  3. helloitslucas

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    Absolutely amazing and relaxing to watch. A true master technique.
     
  4. chefbuba

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    That deserved a golf clap.
     
  5. kuan

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    And also, I thought that knife was pretty awesome.
     
  6. phaedrus

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    Very cool!  It's cool to see a soba kiri in use...neat that it exists for no other purpose than to cut noodles!
     
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    It looked to me like the bevel on the knife was there to aid in the exact movement of his wrist to push his board back, giving a uniform width cut every time.
     
  9. phaedrus

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    Right.  I just mean that the knife exists for no other purpose than noodles.  There are round 600 distinctly different traditional patterns for Japanese knives!  Or so I have been told my experts.  For instance there's one that's just for fugu and one just for octopus.  It's not that all chefs have a hundred plus knives, just that they evolved many specialized tools for specialized tasks.