If you've been to Japan before, chances are you've seen a "moving ramen" display in front of a ramen shop.

Ever popular among foreign tourists, they come in different shapes and sizes, but they almost always have one thing in common: a pair of chopsticks clasping stands of ramen noodles going up and down and up and down, perpetually feeding an unseen mouth in a never-ending motion, reminding anyone who sees them that delicious bowls of piping-hot noodles await them inside the shop.

If you haven't seen one before, here's one in front of the famous Ramen Museum in Yokohama:

Now, thanks to the folks at capsule toy and novelty maker Kitan Club, you can have your very own version of the iconic Japanese display, albeit in miniature size. And in case you were wondering, yes, they move just like the real thing!

Ugoku! Ramen Display 動く!ラーメンディスプレイ

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These wind-up toys with moving noodle action come in five varieties: shōyu しょうゆ{醤油}(soy sauce base broth), moyashi miso もやし味噌 (bean sprouts in a miso base broth), shio しお{塩}(salt base broth), tonkotsu とんこつ{豚骨}(pork bone broth) and tantanmen 担々麺 (dandan noodles).


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Moyashi Miso

Courtesy of © Kitan Club Co., Ltd.


Courtesy of © Kitan Club Co., Ltd.


Courtesy of © Kitan Club Co., Ltd.


Courtesy of © Kitan Club Co., Ltd.

  • Availability: April 28th, capsule toy dispensers
  • Price: 300 JPY (incl. tax)
  • Dimensions: 67 mm (2.6") diam.

For more information, see the official product page here.

By - Ben K.