For over thirty years, the owner of Chuuka Manrai (中華満来) refused to raise the price of his 200 yen bowl of ramen. He vowed to never change it for as long as he lived.
So imagine my surprise when I walked in and saw that the price had gone up to 250 yen.
Could this really mean what I think it means?
Last October, at the age of 100, the owner suddenly passed away. And his son decided to raise the price 50 yen, hoping that his father would forgive him. I think he will.
Rest in peace, Tsuda-san.