Hidden Bakery in Bizen City: &bread

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City; &bread

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty! I would like to introduce a bakery called &bread in Bizen City this time.

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City: &bread

Location is a little inconvenient though its selection is something. You should note that this bakery is open only Friday and Saturday. The more conditions it gets, the more it makes us wanna take a visit!

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City; &bread

Here we come. Parking is available for a few cars in the back.

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City; &bread

It is super compact. As I opened the door, the show case was right in front of us and the owner showed up from the back. She explained what’s available this day but I wasn’t sure what to get still. We picked Ciabatta, chocolate bread, and pita bread. Apparently she uses so-called spelt wheat. I would like to try and figure out what differences it makes.

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City; &bread

We tried the bread at home. Chocolate bread was crunchy. I liked it. So-called Ciabatta, the owner told us that this would be great with olive oil, so here we go. Hm. It tastes good. Smell of four and perhaps some sourness from natural yeast?

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City; &bread

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City; &bread

Pita bread was also good. Prices are a little higher than average but it is totally worth it.

Hidden Bakery in Bizen City; &bread

Let’s call it a day.

Information

Name &bread
Access 1465-1 Kugui, Bizen City, Okayama
Business Hours Open: Fridays and Saturdays 11:00 – 16:00
Contact 050-1485-1908

Lastly

How do you find it? If you want something different, this might be it. Please try it.

See you around!

Japanese Don’t Wash Their Hands After Using the Bathroom?

I have happened to hear foreigners saying why Japanese don’t wash their hands after using the  bathroom, however, also heard that Japanese saying the same (against foreigners). Let’s go through this conflict this time.

Japanese Don’t Wash Their Hands After Using the Bathroom?

It seems that both Japanese and foreigners think the same to each other. I had a quick research and here are interesting facts that you should know.

To get to the point straight, the fact is many Japanese do NOT wash their hands after using the  bathroom as well as many foreigners. Don’t get it? OK, we shall go to the details now.

Factor 1: Japan

According to stats by Consumer Affairs Agency (in JP), 15.4% of Japanese do not wash their hands after using the bathroom. Well, in daily life I clearly see that some guys just pass through the sink (they don’t even bother to look). I don’t know how it goes in female bathroom though.

Factor 2: US

This survey (by Bradley Corporation) shows that about 50% of Americans do NOT wash their hands after using the bathroom. That is a big number but does it really sound worse than in Japan? Hmm.

Factor 3: Europe

This report says that in Europe less than 50% of people wash their hands after using the bathroom. During our trip to France, our accommodation in Paris had no sink in washroom. I wasn’t sure how to manage it but I hope that place was a very exception.

Conclusion

I wouldn’t judge who’s better. It’s just stats/surveys. Probably some of you may say like ‘hey, more Japanese don’t wash hands in reality!’ but the thing is some do and some don’t after all. Nothing more or less.

Reference

https://site.bradleycorp.com/handwashing/2017handwashingsurvey

https://www.statista.com/chart/4111/do-europeans-wash-their-hands-after-using-the-toilet/

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/file/06-Seisakujouhou-11130500-Shokuhinanzenbu/0000104951.pdf

Lastly

How do you find it? FYI, I wash my hands all the time. Don’t be afraid of shaking my hand. Heh heh. A sanitary joke.

See you around!