by Alex McIntosh

Plastic Pies

The lack of garbage cans in the cities of Japan is likely linked to the fact that no one eats on the street. Frowned upon, say the guidebooks. Food is consumed sur place even if it means hurriedly swallowing a proffered sample at a food hall, or chugging a drink by the vending machine. There is no roaming about with coffee cup in hand. Tourists thus find themselves carrying small accumulations of refuse in search of an appropriate receptacle, and think twice about the barbaric act of eating a clementine in a public park.


Recently back from the future, Alex McIntosh considers the lobster delectable.

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