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Soba Master Tatsuru Rai Demonstrates His Craft in Silence

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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.

 

 

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Wow.  That was sublime.

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

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That deserved a golf clap.

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And also, I thought that knife was pretty awesome.

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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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Very cool!  It's cool to see a soba kiri in use...neat that it exists for no other purpose than to cut noodles!

 

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.

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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.

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