The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter. --Norman Cousins

Japan's Unlikely Hero

Japan's Unlikely Hero

Mar 30, 2011-- They can be seen all over Japan. Springing up in shelters and cities. Molded in the hands of dedicated volunteers. Nourishing tired faces, the recipients both young and old biting into them with smiles on their face. One of the quiet heroes to emerge in this time of grave crisis in Japan is the humble little white ball of rice called onigiri or omusubi. Portable, substantial, and lasting surprising well without spoiling, these humble rice balls are like little spheres of sun, nourishing comfort and goodwill across Japan. (3498 reads)


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