We found a restaurant that sold beef steak and after ordering them we realised that we sat at ‘Tatami’ mats. I wanted to try this way of eating as I never have done or seen it before and it was really good fun. It felt very typically Japanese. I was surprised when the waiter brought my food as he knelt down on his knees. This also happened in two shops where I bought some lacquered wood trays for a possible sculpture; the shop assistant carefully wrapped and boxed the item behind the desk on their knees. I’ve never seen anything like this, not even on TV.