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Sep 23, 2013 05:42 PM

Akira Uesugi soba outside Ishikawa?

Does anyone know anything more about a soba place run by a master Akira Uesugi, somewhere outside Ishikawa prefecture? Sean Brock mentioned it and, after searching this board and the broader internet, I found the soba maker's name on the Cook it Raw homepage. My one year of Japanese is pretty limited, but I can't find any other reference to the place on the web, much less a location or contact information.

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  1. This might be the place.

    It's odd that that he would decribe it as being outside of Ishikawa Prefecture. That's like saying it's outside of California. Anyway it is in Ishikawa.

    1. There are two soba places run by someone with Uesugi family name listed on Tabelog for Ishikawa Pref.:

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      1. re: Silverjay

        It appears that the Yamashiro Onsen shop is operated by a former apprentice of Uesugi Akira.

      2. Wow, you two are awesome. I do think it was the "just outside Ishikawa prefecture" that was messing up my google searches.

        Those Tabelog reviews aren't exactly raves or what Brock described, but I'll keep it on my radar in case someone else can confirm that it is the place being mentioned and is worth a trip.