Cleaning up for Dinner

They may work dirty, but the Japanese eat clean.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Japanese do not bathe in the morning. That’s just what they do. they wake up, eat some kind of weird breakfast consisting of a combination of pork, noodles and seaweed and then head out to work dirty. But when they return home for dinner, assuming they have not gotten piss drunk with their colleagues, they shower and soak briefly in a stiflingly hot tub before eating dinner. In a traditional household, I suppose they even wrap themselves in a lightweight kimona called a yukata for their dinner. That is how Jen and I ate our meal at the mountain top temple in Koya-san, and it is a very civilized way to end your day.