a The Transit Lounge: Let Them Eat Cake

Back in the Day: I had a quarter life crisis, headed to Osaka, Japan for the unknown–only to discover that a passport plane ride are not necessarily a ticket to escape. Some Years Later: Settled back in Oz, the man of my dreams ended up in Tokyo for work–which is how a passport and plane ride showed me home is where the heart is. And Now: Well as luck would have it, we are about to embark on Japan Mark 3, with a baby in tow and another on the way...

Monday, October 5

Let Them Eat Cake

One outstanding aspect of Japanese culture is the nation's ability to adopt ideas, customs, inventions, tools and methods from other parts of the world and intergrate them so well that you are sometimes left wondering who did it first. Some examples of this are Kanji, Buddhism, ramen, yakiniku and how can I not mention Hip Hop?! This way of Japanese life goes back to the intricate dealings of the ancient kata - the rules by which Japanese people live their lives. I will touch on this in other posts.

Anyway so it brings me to the point of my post. And that is how well the Japanese do cakes.

Some of these patisseries are more French than France - ignore the fact that these places have names like Ducky Duck or Sunmerrys. They are just delicious.

Ohh ra ra!

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