Why You Should Love a Japanese Breakfast

It challenges the idea of what breakfast should look like

An illustration of sausage, pancakes, and eggs.
Illustrations: Kaki Okumura

I was born in the U.S. and spent my formative years there, so, naturally, I developed the sense that a normal breakfast should look something like pancakes, cereal, buttered toast, bacon, or sausages. It’s what was served to me when I…