Wakako-zake manga

November 25th, 2015 by Author

I was puzzled by a scene in Wakako-zake a while back, enough to ask my Japanese coworkers what it could mean. What was different about the stately old gentleman eating yakitori? Fortunately, manga provides answers. Fist, Wakako takes upon the yakitori after excercise and gobbles them. The gentleman savours them unhurriedly, in a dignified manner. The translation says “he orders them like in a sushi restaurant”. Second, he’s simply familiar with the ways of yakitori, whereas Wakako is not.