By the time we arrived in Nagano and took a bus toward the temple grounds, we were ready for lunch. Here you can see bev (reflected in the glass) taking a photograph of a soba chef. Soba is Japanese for buckwheat. The term also refers to the primary food made from buckwheat: Soba noodles. As you can see, the chef is rolling out the buckwheat dough to make it flat and thin.
You can also see me to your left, in case you would ever want to do that.