“The Long Road Home to the Kingdom o f Yakisoba” -The Struggle of evacuees in Fukushima-
“Aiming to restore the hearts of the evacuees from the disaster in Fukushima”
Last year, “Namie Yakisoba Taikoku” won the grand prize in the “B-1 Gran Prix” gourmet competition, fulfilling a dream of the town of Namie in Fukushima prefecture. “Namie Yakisoba Taikoku”was created to take the local style of thick-noodled yakisoba “Namie Yakisoba” and use it for economic development. Right when the project got started in 2011, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami struck. But with the feeling of wanting to restore the hearts of the townspeople, they still decided to enter the Gran Prix. And then in 2013, finally, Namie Yakisoba Taikoku won the grand prize they had strived so hard for. This program follows them over the 2 years and 9 months of their struggle.