• Kyodo


The city of Gose in Nara Prefecture on Saturday set a new world record for nagashi somen — noodles flowing in water through a line of bamboo flumes — over a 3,317-meter (10,883-foot) stretch.

The previous record holder was the commerce and industry association of the Kyoto Prefecture town of Ide. Under the Guinness Book of World Records, Ide in 2011 boasted 3,216.7 meters as the longest distance to flow noodles.

As the noodles were released into the flumes, local residents poured in water to help achieve the feat in a little over an hour.

By the end of the somen challenge, which took place at the foot of Mount Kongo, 300 grams of noodles were collected, substantially more than required.

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