Why do the Japanese have little bins in the kitchen sink?

It’s probably another sign of my Western slackness, but I always fill the bloody thing with water when I’m washing up. What I assume to be the the main reason for its existence, having a separate collection of nama gomi (“raw rubbish”), has also disappeared where I live.

Reasons for still having them might include food preparation usually happening on the draining board due to lack of other worktops, small kitchen bins, and having to be especially careful of drips with carpeted or tatami floors.

1 Comment

  1. alexcase said,

    December 16, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Might also be more difficult for cockroaches to get at the thrown away food stuffs that way


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