Many Westerners might find waking up to such a breakfast a little off putting. I, on the other hand, lover of all edible things Japanese, will savor every bite. Typically, there will be grilled fish accompanied by rice, miso soup, an assortment of pickles, crisp sheets of nori, pickled vegetables and either a Japanese style layered omelette or a coddled egg. It takes great dexterity to pick up a sheet of nori with chopsticks and then envelope a small mound of rice which is then dipped swiftly into soy sauce and popped into one's mouth. After eighteen years of marriage to my Japanese husband, I can proudly say that I'm very skilled with my chopsticks!