Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Will Miss #21 - not carrying a purse
I haven't carried a purse since my first year in Japan. Very quickly you realize that you have two choices. You can carry an endless parade of shopping bags which dig into your fingers over the long haul (and there are lots of long hauls in Tokyo) or you can just wear a backpack everywhere and mule your stuff around more comfortably. While most Japanese people favor fashionable shopping bags and totes, most foreigners opt for the comfort of the backpack. Because of this, I haven't needed to trouble myself with a handbag for the last two decades.
I'll miss not having to mess about with a purse.