Sunday, September 02, 2007
by Issa, 1820
Some rich person being carried in a palanquin orders steaming hot buckwheat noodles being sold by a street vendor. Shinji Ogawa explains that the ni ("two") and hachi ("eight") in the name derive from the fact that these noodles were made with 20% flour and 80% buckwheat.
More about the palanquin in Japan
Who did ride on the palanquin?
I think it is a Gesya girl who has been called.