In Japan, 'slurp' is more than just eating-related onomatopoeia. Japanese cultural and food historian Voltaire Cang researches and explores the significance of this important sound in the complex role it plays when people eat noodle dishes (ramen, in particular) and during the refined tea ceremony, Chado.

it's not because people here aren’t taught about manners. It's because it IS manners to slurp your noodles.”


Ox Tales is produced by Anna Sigrithur and edited by Fiona Sinclair and Naomi Duguid with production help by Thomas Krause. 

Music by Thomas Krause and Ava Glendinning. 

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