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Yume Wo Katare a spot to eat ramen

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

To that end, Yume Wo Katare means “tell your dreams,” and the tiny blue room is covered in frames holding the dreams of customers. You can pay $10 to have yours displayed for a month, up to $10,000 to have it up on the walls for 10 years. The logic behind this pricing structure is unclear. I learn this through translator Hinoki Kobayashi, a Harvard student who talked his way into a job after falling in love with the ramen. By writing down your dreams, says Nishioka, you become more accountable to them. If you achieve them, Nishioka will reward you with free ramen, and maybe a T-shirt.

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