Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday in Japan... Oshibori

IMG 2889 by sleepytako
IMG 2889, a photo by sleepytako on Flickr.
One of the things I so miss about Japan are Oshibori, damp hand towels given out at restaurants.
Many cheaper places have plastic wrapped paper oshibori but many restaurants have the wonderful cotton towels I know and love.
Here is a early morning delivery from KCC, before a restaurant opening for lunch. Depending on the season they will be put in heaters or coolers.
I must admit on a hot, muggy, humid summer day in Japan to sit down to lunch and have a cold towel delivered to you is absolute heaven.
Son took this photo in Umeda about 10 AM.
Thanks, sleepytako !

smiling. . . parsnip
music. . . Arrietty's Song, Cecile Corbel

8 comments:

  1. So civilised! You used to get them, when I was a lot younger and ate in expensive London restaurants because Dad was paying, but only if you ordered cetain finger-y things.

    No idea what happens these days, as fine dining in London now requires a mortgage.

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    1. Almost every place has some kind of towel

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  2. The ones you used to get in restaurants here were lemon scented. I'd completely forgotten about them!

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  3. They used to be lemon scented over here as I recall....

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    1. I think the paper one have a slight scent

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