Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Enryo-no-katamari


One piece of bread was leftover.
Everyone wanted to eat it but they declined to leave it for others.
In Japanese, this considered consideration of others is referred to as "enryo", and is used in many situations.
In this case, the leftover block (ones remaining out of that consideration) are the
"enryonokatamari."

1 comment:

dontcallitpoetry said...

How amazing that there is a word for "Polite Leftovers" in Japan. That says so much about the culture and I love that you are sharing this concept here on your blog!

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