Posted by: yoko | March 9, 2006

Words From Childhood 4.3

Today’s phrase: gohan tsubu

Gohan means “rice”, and tsubu means “grain,” so the two words together mean “grain(s) of rice.”

Since a bowl of rice was almost always served at dinner, as a child, I inevitably had some grains of rice stuck to me after eating. Rice was often found stuck around the corners of my mouth, on my sleeves, on my tummy, in my hair. I wasn’t a particularly messy eater, but darned if bits of rice didn’t end up on some part of my body, and my mom had to pick them off me one by one.


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