As Miyako sat for her portrait, she wondered if the artist could see the snacks she had hidden in the obi of her kimono. Sitting for hours made her extremely hungry and she hoped that her stash of wasabi peas would tide her over until supper. When the painter went to refill his palette, she popped a few peas into her mouth. What Miyako hadn’t thought of, was how she was going to keep a straight face while tasting the hot blast of wasabi on her tongue.
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