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    Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara, known as Ride Your Wave or Juntos en el Mar in Spanish, is an anime film produced by Science Saru, written by Reiko Yoshida and directed by Masaaki Yuasa. It was released on June 21 of 2019 in Japan and was the winner for a best-animated film in the last edition of the Sitges Festival.

    Director Masaaki Yuasa created his animation studio and has already had good successes such as “Lu over the wall”, where there is also a story closely related to water.

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    As some connoisseurs may note, art is also very similar to Devilman Crybaby, too by Masaaki Yuasa. The colours and subtle strokes make the animation something unique, sometimes bordering on the dreamlike. His style is straightforward, closely related to traditional Japanese aesthetics, although he knows how to look for new angles and approaches that exploit the possibilities of digital animation.

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    Even though the animation of his films is not spectacular, he gets enough dynamism in his scenes and camera motion, the movements and figures of the bodies often are disproportionate and take different forms. The work has a fantastic, poetic touch and a lot of potentials when it comes to mixing traditional animation with digital techniques.

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    The sound and music fall under the direction of Michiru Oshima, a legend in this field who knows how to complement very well the feeling we have on-screen, which makes the emotions of happiness or sadness intensify considerably, albeit very subtly.

    It tells the story of Hinako, a girl who has lived near the sea since she was a child but moved because of her father’s work and, now that she is a university student, decided to return to the sea that she loves so much so that she could surf again.

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    By chance, she meets Minato, a firefighter who rescues her from the roof of her burning building, with whom she quickly develops a love relationship. As they spend time together, Hinako teaches Minato to surf. Although she has always been very reckless and can ride the highest waves, she is not quite sure what to do with her life. On the contrary, Minato may not be very good at surfing, but he is very determined and, when he wants something, he puts all the effort into the world, which makes him a great firefighter, cook and many other things.

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    But unfortunately, Minato dies in an accident precisely surfing, so Hinako will have to overcome one of the most complicated episodes of her life. She has fallen so deeply in love with someone who is no longer… or so she believed, because thanks to a song that they shared, Minato comes to life once more, in the water.

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    Hinako does not know if she is going crazy or not, but only she can see him and talk to him, which does not make it easy to overcome this great tragedy of her life despite having the support of her family and friends. To overcome her present, she will have to dig into her past. In this, we can see that many people do not realize the kind actions that they carry out and that positively influence other people. Many acts can seem trivial, but for another, they can be critical in their lives, for better or for worse. Just as violence only generates more of it, kind actions also generate and promote more good actions, something that is very clear thanks to this film.

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    On the surface, it is about love, but more deeply, it is about loss and overcoming difficulties that are inherent in living. Here “riding the waves” not only refers to surfing but is used as a metaphor to overcome complications and seek maturity and independence as a human being. Represented when Hinako says “what is the use of being a surfer if you can only ride waves in the sea”, hinting that your recklessness in the water is useless if in your daily life you are lost and do not know which waves to take, which ones to let go through and what to do with yourself.

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    Director Masaaki Yuasa commented: “Whether at work or in life, we often feel like we are riding a wave. The phrase good condition refers to that, but the waves do not obey our wishes. We choose the waves we want to ride, and we try to do it. We flow with them. We will not know where it will take us until we are there. You can think as much as you want, but until you try you will not know it in this world, it is about choosing the best wave you can. I wanted to take a pure character and make him surf”.

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    In the film, it will be inevitable to think about relationships, friends, family and what the future holds. Something that, given the context in which we find ourselves (quarantine due to the coronavirus), is something that undoubtedly hits squarely on viewers.

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    All these elements make Ride Your Wave a tragic, moving and highly recommended story.

    -Hoshi

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    a small trip to the country side of Chiba prefecture.

    at the Mobara temple

    the flea market was held at the mobara temple in Mobara city. I bought a lot of attractive things. very cheep! very good quality.

    I’m very satisfied with old dishes.

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  • NOTICE: The prices mentioned are from before the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Ramen (rah-men) is a Japanese dish, the preparation of which generally consists of Japanese noodles served in a meat-based broth, miso, soy sauce and includes garnishes or decorations such as pork or chicken slices, nori seaweed, cooked egg and chives. This dish has become increasingly popular in Chile, with many restaurants preparing it.

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    Ramen History

    There are different stories that relate the origin of this dish and in this text I will tell you how it possibly originated according to different sources that were studied.

    Between 1192 and 1333, during the Kamakura era, Japanese Buddhist monks who traveled to learn in China brought with them the advanced gastronomic technology of the neighboring country. They made simple udon noodles with hot broth and vegetables. Sort of like a primeval ramen. It can be attested thanks to the book “Teikin õrai” by the Japanese Buddhist monk Gen’s, which explains the above described. Later, in the early 1800s and thanks to the opening of Japan to the world, China began to influence with greater notoriety in the culinary traditions of the Japanese country and in its ways of eating. Little by little, the primitive ramen was being introduced into other strata of society, without suffering any “boom” at the moment.

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    In the following years, there was a great migration of the Chinese population to Japan. It offered, in street stalls, artisan Chinese noodles with the name of Lamen, which over time would be Ramen, a translation from Chinese of the word Lamian, which means: artisan elongated noodles. It is common to see “Lamen” restaurants, instead of “Ramen” in Paris, New York and many other cities, whose owners are Chinese.

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    “The Ramen Boom” comes after World War II. Japan bought flour in large quantities from the US, which made it possible to reduce the cost and make more Ramen, popularizing this nutritious dish that was evolving according to the Japanese region in which it was made. Gradually this dish was adopting the ingredients of each area, giving rise to different varieties that, currently, can be enjoyed throughout Japan. The best-known types of ramen are the Sapporo (in northern Japan), the Hakata-Fukuoka, the ones in Tokyo, the Kitakata, the Onomichi Ramen or the Asahikawa Ramen. On the island of Okinawa its Okinawa Soba are also well known, in addition to many others in the Japanese country.

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    Ramen in Santiago, Chile

    With its strong, intense and very tasty flavor, Ramen, like the case of sushi, has spread throughout the world, including Chile. Currently, Ramen has become very popular in Chile, so I will recommend some restaurants (Low Cost) in Santiago that prepare this delicious dish.

    -Goemon Ramen

    It’s a place in Providencia, it’s simple , without great luxuries, where in the first instance the dish is paid and then they notify you when it is ready by your purchase number. You will find mainly four types of ramen, loaded with tradition and flavor, these are Tonkotsu, Shoyu, Miso and Paitan, also including a Vegetarian option. Best of all, they all cost $ 5.900 (CLP). I recommend Miso Ramen, which has miso soup, pork/chicken slices, egg, Nori, and chives.

    Curious Fact: They give you a card, for each dish you buy they give you a stamp, when filling the card (12 stamps), they give you a free dish to choose.

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    -Kintaro Ramen

    Located on Monjitas street, almost in front of the “Bellas Artes” subway exit. It is located in the same place that the legendary Japanese food restaurant occupied, led by chef and boss Kasumaza Suzuki, currently owned by Nobuyuky Noda. On the menu, they have more than 10 types of ramen, for all tastes, where prices start from $ 7.700 (CLP). I recommend, for lovers of spicy, the “Spicy Paitan” with double chili and spicy pork broth base, only for the brave.

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    -Gema Ramen

    Located in the shed “Victor Manuel”, in the corner of Bio Bio with Victor Manuel (Persa Bio Bio), is this ramen place that became the best known of the “Persa”, due to the exquisite culinary technique, with influences and Japanese experiences of chef Patricio Cozano.

    One of the most popular dishes is Shoyu Ramen, costing just $ 4.500 (CLP), making it one of the most accessible ramen places in Santiago. It should be noted that they also have a vegan option, which has the same price as the normal dish.

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    -Wonton Restaurant

    Located next to China House Market, in Patronato, is Wonton Restaurant, with Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese and Thai cuisine. They have five versions of ramen. I recommend trying the pork Ramen, it costs $ 5,800 (CLP), which is a strong broth with vegetables, eggs and thin and tasty pork slices.

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    -Distrito Nikkei

    This ramen shop is located in Franklin (Barrio Franklin), at the intersection of Calle San Isidro with Bio Bío. There are mainly three types of ramen, all with a cost of only $ 4,000 CLP, prepared by chef José Ozaki. There are also options for vegetarians, such as the “tofu ramen” ($ 4,000 CLP), with soy soup, carrots, fried tofu, fried eggplant, and chives. I recommend Tonkotsu ($ 4.000 CLP) consisting of fried pork, egg, chives, and carrots.

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    -Möbssie Café

    Möbssie is a coffee shop, located on Santa Filomena street (Patronato), which a while ago, with Korean influences in its preparation, added two versions of ramen to its menu, Miso and Spicy, which due to its low price ($ 3.500 CLP), I couldn’t stop recommending.

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    -Ootoya

    Located in Constitución street, in the “Barrio Bellavista”, is Ootoya. It’s a small place but with a great Asian variety on its menu, these dishes are made by the chef of Chinese origin Peiyi Cai. In the eleven varieties of Ramen they have, a homemade pasta that he prepares is included in the broth. I recommend the Cha Shu Ramen, which has miso soup, cha shu, egg, corn, onion, and sesame ($ 7.980 CLP) and also the Omakase Ramen, which has miso soup, three different styles of pork, egg, chive, corn, and sesame ($ 8,680 CLP). It shoud be noted that also they have a vegetarian option.

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    Ramen is life <3, ITADAKIMASU!

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    Bastián Miranda H

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    Today’s school lunch : pork and tomato spaghetti, a dinner roll, pickled asparagus, and a yogurt drink.

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  • Meat Wrapped Rice Cake! 

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    “Please scream inside your heart” 😁😁😁

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    #Anime#Manga#Japan #Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World | Official Trailer 2 #Tokyo#Cospl
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    “Old” Jiyugaoka circa 2009

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    #Anime#Manga#Japan #Who was the child that Vanica kidnapped? #Tokyo#Cosplay#AnimeTube
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  • 【ゆるキャラ】ビバッチェくん(滋賀県彦根市、ビバシティ彦根)

    ビーバーがモチーフの、商業施設のマスコットキャラ。
    ビバシティ彦根では定期的にゆるキャラが集まるイベントが行われる。

    “Vivatche-kun“ Hikone city in Shiga.

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