Saturday, December 11, 2004

A List of Things We Have in America

I don't what it is, but a lot of people in Japan have this bizarre notion that somehow EVERYTHING is different in other countries that the laws of physics subtly change when you leave Japanese airspace. You'd be surprised how often I hear: "Since you don't have any rice in America, what do you eat for dinner? Bread?" Granted I get a lot of that in rural areas, but you'd be surprised how often I hear it in Tokyo. So here's a list of some of the stranger things that I've been asked if we have in America. Email me with any additions you have to this list.

  • sushi
  • honey
  • chopsticks
  • tea pots (for that matter, ceramics of any kind)
  • rice
  • lightning
  • cherries
  • Japanese people
  • bears
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn (Japan invented the four seasons, or didn't you know that?)


Anonymous said...

-cherry blossoms
-changing fall folliage
-mahjong (sp?)

Anonymous said...

or how about vending machines that sell little girl's panties?