Trip to the Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama Extracurricular Lesson by Wednesday Class
On October 16th (Wed), a total of 36 members, which included students and volunteers, went to the Cup Noodle Museum located in Sakuragicho. The theme was centered around “seeing, touching, playing, eating, and having fun while learning” about the creation of cup noodles in an experience-based session at the museum.
The building itself is modern. After taking a picture with the mascot, we headed to the “my cup noodle factory” on the 3rd floor to create our own one-of-a-kind cup noodle.
First, you draw a picture on the cup. I began to do that, but I’m not exactly sure about what kind of design it turned out to be. One of the steps when assembling cup noodles is the way the cup is flipped over. Rather than putting the noodles directly into the upright cup, the cup is placed on the noodles. Using this method, the noodles will fit snuggly in the cup each and every time. There were 4 flavours to choose from, and even more toppings. The completed “my cup noodle” is sealed, packaged, and ready to be taken home.
I interviewed 3 people who participated for their thoughts on the experience. The first person’s toppings were cheese, green onion, and naruto, and said that the experience was fun. The second person, Osaki-san, who is Chinese, said: “My cup noodle has a curry-flavoured soup with shrimp, corn, cheese, and minced meat. It was a great experience and memory for me.” The third person was Geraldine Tsuyuki from America: “I have curry flavour with egg, meat, green onion... I forgot to choose the Hiyoko-chan naruto.”
We were able to go around and see various places, including “Momofuku Theatre”, which presented the life of Mr. Momofuku Ando, who is known as the father of instant ramen, through CG animation. Additional areas included a room that showed how instant ramen is packaged, as well as a small-scale research area. We learned a lot about the production of cup noodles and had a wonderful day at the museum! Joshua Hikaru Fletcher (USA)
We designed cup noodle packaging at the Cup Noodles Museum (Japanese Language Class, Thursday session)
On October 6th, the Thursday class went to the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama’s Minato Mirai.
There was a group of 9 students and family members, as well as 6 volunteers who participated.
They were able to draw on the instant noodle cups and customize their noodles and toppings to create a one-of-a-kind “my cup” of ramen. 2019.10.6
This is the reflection of one of the students who participated, Hu Yuxin (5th grade elementary student).
It was fun taking the train with Takahashi-sensei’s granddaughter. She was very cute. It was fun making ramen. Japanese ramen is delicious. That day was so fun. It was fun drawing on the cup. That day was a little tiring. The best part was eating the noodles. Our school went to listen to music before. It was near the Cup Noodles Museum. If there are any Chinese people who read my writing about these interesting parts of Japan and want to go, I’d like to take them next time.
Enokigaoka Elementary School, 5th grade, class 3 – Hu Yuxin