In any case, we all knew that he was in for a real treat.
At this beautiful old farmhouse they make soba noodles with the help of a working water wheel. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat, which grows in the lush green fields of the Ibaraki prefecture.
Luke is getting a lot of practice with those chopsticks!
Here he is with his Japanese grandmom, Mariko. She is taking such great care of him!
Looks like a satisfied customer to me! Here's a fun video showing how soba noodles are made.