The wonderful Tsuha san, who graciously cleans up my house every 2 weeks, says I look like a sumo wrestler. She is very distressed by the size of my belly. I am too in a vague kind of way. I think the problem is that I love to cook and eat. Cooking and eating for one is difficult. You always make too much food. For the last 30years I have cooked for a family of 5 and I have difficulty adjusting the quantities. So this means that I am eating a meal that is designed for 5 people. No wonder I am fat.
Hey ho, today is yet another Japanese public holiday.
“Respect for the Aged Day, when Japanese are reminded to respect the elderly and celebrate longevity. With one fourth of the Japanese population aged over 65 as of 2014, this is a big job. The roots of the holiday lie in Confucianism. Respect for the Aged Day is said to have originated when the ruler Shotoku-taishi set up a ‘nursing home’ on September 15th of 593 AD for elders who were without family to care for them. Japanese families typically use the holiday to visit or call their elderly family members and pamper them with gifts and shoulder massages, and elementary schools arrange for children to do musical and dance performances and other activities with residents of senior homes. ”
I spend the day watching.
I go home and go underwater to watch.