Nov 17 2003

Here’s our private little booth at the manga-kissa. We opted for the special booth that lets two people sit together. Most of the booths are for a single person. Andy and I enjoyed several hours here while waiting for Matsui-san to call. We speculated that one could probably get by without having a computer, a TV, or any form of entertainment or communication whatsoever at home. Every night one could stop by a 24-hour manga-kissa, use the internet, read a bit, play some video games, have a few melon sodas, even take a nap, and then be on one’s way. WIth the ubiquity of mobile phones, a land line at home wouldn’t even be necessary. The manga-kissa truly could act as a home in everything but meals and bed.