Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Natsume Soseki's Nose Hair

Apparently, whenever renowned Japanese writer Natsume Soseki (I Am A Cat, Botchan, Kokoro, etc) had writer's block, he would sit at his writing desk and pluck his nose hairs which he would then stick to the drafts he was writing. An apprentice discovered this and wrote it up in his memoirs. However, all evidence was apparently destroyed in the Pacific War (the war with the U.S. as it was called in Japan).

[File under: Extremely Useless Trivia]
[Source: Trivia No Izumi -- Episode Run: July 12, 2006]