Okinawa soba now officially in Guinness Book of Records
An event to “make Okinawa Soba with the largest number of people in the world” was held at Nakanishi Junior High School in Urasoe City Saturday. The idea was to get the event in the Guinness Book of World Records. A total of 324 participants started to make Okinawa Soba at the same time, and organizers were awarded a certificate for their accomplishment.
The event was planned and sponsored by Urasoe Junior Chamber of Commerce. While officials from the Guinness Book watched, all participants tried their best to make the record.
After a lecture on how to make Okinawa Soba by a representative from Okinawa Flour Milling, participants started kneading dough. After kneading, the dough was separated and flattened, then cut with a kitchen knife to make Okinawa Soba noodles.
Ryuji Nakamura, the chief director of Urasoe Junior Chamber of Commerce, said, “We would like to share time with citizens and local people doing local things. I would like to introduce Urasoe City to the world with Okinawa Soba.”
The latest Guinness World Record of noodle making was making udon noodles in Osaka in 2013, where 302 people participated.