Attention nagashi somen-iacs! This new Japanese gadget lets you enjoy flowing noodles solo

Originally published on Sora News by Katy Kelly

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Takara Tomy’s new palm-sized gadget helps you enjoy flowing nagashi-somen noodles at a responsible social distance.

If you watch a lot of TV dramas or anime, or even if you’ve just played a lot of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ll be familiar with nagashi somen or flowing noodles. It’s a summer tradition where bamboo chutes are set up in a winding pathway so that water can run down them, whereupon some cooked noodles are floated down from the top. Eager participants wait at the lower end of the slide with chopsticks and a bowl of broth in hand,

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