This etegami was inspired by a TV commercial for Maruchan Brand instant ramen noodles, which features an eccentric old ramen-stand proprietor and his young assistant. They have set up their stand on an almost-deserted, windy beach. A young man is yelling with frustration at the sea. They invite him over to the stand and he sits down. He confesses he has just been dumped by his girlfriend. “That’s great,” says the assistant. “Nothing works for a broken heart like ramen,” says the old man.
You can see a video of the commercial here>
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