Summarising #11 – 10 things I will miss

Oshibori

I already miss it! In Japan, even the konbini will include a basic humid towel with any food. This is SO great, a small square fresh or warm, humidified to clean your hands before and after meal, refresh yourself.
What will I do once out of Japan without it?

In the summer time, you may refresh and clean your hands before eating in a restaurant. In the winter, it warms you up.

It can come in actual towel as top quality and you would usually receive one upon arrival and another one with your tea at the end of the meal.

The second category is a “outsourced version” that comes wrapped in a opaque white paper, these are produced by a company who delivers them, collects the used ones and washes them to make them ready for use, these imply a monthly subscription by the restaurants.

The “economy class” are the lingettes for bars, izakayas, konbini, etc, less funky and glamourous but also useful!

I have learnt to make them at home in the microwave by adding a little water and heat them. Only thing is I never knew where to buy a stock of oshibori, which shop, which section, any tip?

My plan is to purchase a small stocks of those and have them at home, it is easy to microwave and you get an oshibori in 20 seconds
A symbol of the Japan sophisticating, elegance and obsession with cleanliness

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