Owner: Masatoshi Ashida
Hobbies & skills: Adventure, travel (brewery and winery tours), scuba diving, dancing
Recommended dish: Inaniwa Ramen
Praise for Seishundo
Seishundo is the only place in Kansai where you can enjoy a bowl of Inaniwa ramen, the creation of Youetsu Sato from Akita Prefecture’s Yuzawa City. Through our noodles, we aim to not only create a bowl of deliciousness but also an opportunity to meet new friends.
I eat ramen for the first time and become obsessed by its charm.
Watching “Tampopo (Ramen Western)” written and directed by fellow Ehime resident Juzo Itami, I am overpowered by two forces of amazing power: love and ramen. Ramen = Forbidden food!
During a school trip as a student at Uwajima Higashi High School, I decide to go on my first ramen ramen shop pilgrimage.
Marushin (my favorite shop) -> Haruki-ya -> Mintei -> Ramen Kazuki
During my university entrance examinations in Tokyo, I’ve all but achieved my list of ramen shop destinations.
I was given a wealth of advice from the Ramen shop owners in Osaka whom I really respect. At this point, I’ve eaten at over 2,000 ramen shops.
Tenroku Mush-Up opens!
Without giving up on my dreams of opening my own ramen shop, I decide to first study up on cooking and liquor.
“Nunpoko” (ramen shop) opens for the first time. This specialty ramen shop is brought to life at Tenroku Mush-Up during lunchtime. The shop’s business details are published in national newspapers.
“Strike-ken” opens for the first time. My dream shop becomes a reality! The debut is marked by an event at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Dai-Tsukemen Expo. Tenroku Mush-Up also participates in the Tokyo Ramen Show.
Strike-ken wins the second-place title in two categories in the Kansai Ramen Magazine Grand Prix.
Tenroku Mush-Up participates in its first international event and opens a ramen shop for a limited time only. Tenroku Mush-Up also participates in the World’s Most Delicious Ramen Competition in Los Angeles.
Seishundo opens on April 15, owner Masatoshi Ashida’s 39th birthday.
Tenroku Mush-Up participates in more than 15 ramen events around Japan.
Spring and Summer Koshien are introduced.
Tenroku Mush-Up pushes ever forward with achieving the goal of new restaurant openings.