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High school soba champ shows she's a cut above the rest

Food & Drink Jan 6, 2019

High school soba champ shows she's a cut above the rest

Rurika Koike, 18, is a one-of-a-kind champion. She won the all-Japan high school tournament this summer for excellence in the art of making soba. In the annual championship, 154 students from 32 schools from northern to southwestern Japan don caps and white aprons to test ...