There are things that you would never guess could be so much fun until after you try them. Nagashi soumen is one of those. The point of nagashi soumen is simple: Noodles are flowing in a bamboo pipe, you just need to pick them up and eat them!
Yesterday, we did everything by ourselves: cutting the bamboo to create a pipe, using the bamboo to make the cups and the chopsticks, and eating! Followed by fireworks, this definitely felt like a traditional Japanese summer event.