Toast and Toilets: It’s the Little Things in Japan

A ten-year-old makes a snap judgment then changes her mind

Photo by Alain Pham on Unsplash

Of all the amazing and fascinating aspects of life in Japan, it’s the little things that get you the most.

“Why are they bowing to us? They shouldn’t be bowing. Make them stop bowing. I don’t like it.” We had just pulled up at our hotel in Japan and the…



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Mary DeVries

Mary DeVries


The older I get, the less I know. That won’t stop me from writing about everything and anything under the sun. Join me in delighting and despairing about life.