Empty Plates

Why I Almost Never Write about Food in Japan

Donny Kimball
4 min readJan 10, 2020

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An empty place in Tokyo as a way of representing fasting

“Nothing tastes as good as fasting feels...”

— Donny Kimball

As I write this, I am thousands of meters up in the sky on a Japan Airlines flight back from Boston. Seeing as I’ve been visiting family for the past few weeks and haven’t had a chance to travel anywhere new, I wanted…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/