Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Mottainai Grandma's coming - finish your rice!

NPR's morning edition is always amazing. Today's cool post was about the Mottainai Grandma comics, which use the old granny to teach the message of no wastage.

From the article:
Mottainai roughly translates as "Don't waste." In the drawings, Grandma looks a little stern with her hair up in a bun and cane in hand. And there's no avoiding her eyes.

"Mottainai!" she says to her grandson, who is brushing his teeth. "One cup of water is enough!"

I strongly recommend reading the post and listening to it. It is a very good look into the current Japanese situation - where people are trying to reconcile their desire to get new things, while trying not to waste.

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