Osaka Obachans – They Won’t Go Quietly (Kansai Scene, June 2008)

You’re not in Osaka long before you notice that women of a certain age are not half as inhibited as those younger. Perhaps you’ve been elbowed by one while trying to get on the JR Loop Line train. Maybe you’ve witnessed a near-riot about six inches below your nose when a nearby shopkeeper announces a spot sale on daikon. Or you might have been snapped at by a carpet-sample dog, stretching out from the basket of a matronly woman’s bicycle to get a bigger morsel of you, while Mistress looks on, accusingly. Besides experiencing the famous brashness of Osaka, you’ve also brushed up against Obachan Culture, and lived to tell the tale. (Read more here)

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