Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Life in the modern city of Tokyo. It all revolves around... ...coffee? There are no normal clothes for us here. That's our problem. Join our boys as they tackle everyday life as as expat in Japan in the quintessential coffee houses of Tokyo! Hi! I'm Stan Jedermann. We in the West have an impression that our east Asian neighbors are just stlightly "vertically challenged." That's a common misconception. In the U.S. the average male is about 5'10" or about 177 cm tall. Whereas the average Japanese man is about 5'7" or 171 cm tall. There is a difference, but it's negligible. By the way, I know this is what you really want me to tell you. Why you're really listening ...about the averages below the belt. Let me clear that up for you. The difference between Japanese males and U.S. males is negligible. But that's not the type of show that we're making. So let's get back to topics that we can show our mothers. Average sized western men won't have any trouble finding cllothes in the city finding clothes in the city. But what about those of us who are just "different?" Are we doomed to wearing rolled-up sleeves or cutoff fashion? With over 30% of the U.S. population already having trouble fitting in airplane seats, Is finding that authentic kimono out of the question in a country where most people are proportioned like shojo anime characters? Let's find out what solutions our boys have dug up today in this next episode of Coffee Yaro. Ochiai (落合) Welcome to Ochiai! Located on the Tozai Line near Nakano, Ochiai has been a residential area since the Edo Period. It was originally a boom town noted for cloth dying. The cafe we are going to today is called Coco House. A simple, retro-style cafe geared towards locals that has been in the area since the Showa Era. A very residential area indeed, but that's not all there is to Ochiai. The Ochiai neighborhood is where two major rivers in Tokyo converge The Myojoji-gawa and the Kanda-gawa. Do you remember the Kanda-gawa from the first episode? This geography allowed a lively dyeing community to flourish in the Edo Period. Even today, many artisans continue to create and exhibit their artwork in the area. In February every year this history is celebrated through a local three-day festival called "Some-no-Komichi." Futaba-En Cloth Dyeing Stan needs to learn the Japanese phrase "Iwanu-ga-hana." To recap, Coco House in Ochiai is the coffee house we went to today. Our boys visited the textile factory here and a number of options were given for sizes large-sized factories are available in the city and special order ensures a proper fit which even yukata need. However, everyone's experience in Japan is a little different. Which Yaro seemed most like you? All information can be found on our website right down here and join us next time as we tackle "omiyage" and what souvenirs to buy in Japan.