This blog of mine focuses on Japanese cooking.
Good things never change - like the serving flask for shoyu :) I recognized the song at the beginning from the movie "Pom Poko".By the way, Hiroyuki, I got my blog started. I feel like a copycat of you ;) I wonder what you think about it. And I hope to post my version of Okonomiyaki soon.
Katrin: Thanks for the link! I visited your blog. I'll make some comments there later!
Extremely interesting! I might be wrong, but people look more sad in the street... compared to nowadays. The man looks happier in his factory than at home with his family ;-) Or maybe it's the presence of the camera...
Sissi: Maybe so, but the film was taken in morning rush hours, when everyone is not so happy.In the 1960s, fathers and school teachers had more dignity than they are now.
Very interesting. The husband looked a little worn out. Life seemed to be tough.
Kiki: Worn out? Maybe so, but I think people in those days were much slimmer than we are now.
Found a nice clip on how to become an average german in todays world. Maybe interesting (and there is so much truth in it) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bTKSin4JN4I don't do 4.5 hours house keeping stuff. No one does it except mothers with very young children, who are bored.
Kiki: Thanks for the link.I watched the whole video, and I must say it's very interesting.On the whole, we are more like Germain than British, I suppose. For example, we are as punctual as you are and as hardworking as you are, but I can also see great differences between you and me. For example, most of us want to own a home (and a piece of land on which it is built). We work much longer hours than you do.
"Worn out" is maybe a better term than sad... Kiki, the film about Germans is very amusing! Thank you for bringing it up. (BBC documentaries are always great!). I spent a night in Nuremberg a month ago, so it brings memories. I had an extraordinary dark local beer, tasted a bit like caramel but not sweet at all... magical. It's incredible that even so many factory workers speak English! (It changes from most countries in the world...).The "raven mothers" part is sad. Reminds me of Poland. Social and family pressure is big... Hence the small number of children per family too. Actually I love cold (raw) sauerkraut :-) It's addictive!My Japanese teacher now lives actually in Germany for about four months (we have Skype classes) and she has very interesting comments about her new home country compared to Switzerland where she lived before and of course compared to Japan. I will send her the link!
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