An interesting dish. Soba are noodles made from buckwheat, seen here in the small straw basket. The noodles are served cold but you put a few mouthfuls into the basket and then put the basket in the soup to heat up the noodles and to give them some of the soup's flavour. You then put the noodles in your bowl, add some of the contents of the soup and some of the soup itself. The soup had some pieces of duck in it, along with mushrooms, green onions, fried tofu, edible wild plants and wheat bran. Touji is the name of the dish and doesn't seem to translate into English. A brilliant dish, both interesting to eat and tasty.