Tatsuru Rai is the owner and chef of Sobatei Rakuichi restaurant in Niseko, Hokkaido. Its considered one of the great soba houses in the world. With the help of his wife Midori, he mixes, kneads, and cuts all of the buckwheat to order.
He was the first person to appear on stage with his wife at the fourth annual MAD4 Symposium, in Copenhagen. Watch the video below of chef Tatsuru making soba from scratch and demonstrating his craft in complete silence.